The Greenie Wars

Dr. Gad Perry from Texas Tech University, who has researched these conflicts, says “Some of the disagreements have been very destructive. Battles between animal rights and conservation groups have led to much energy being wasted on outcomes that are partially desirable at best, from either perspective. Animal rights people may object to killing invasive species, but have no interest in grey squirrels taking over Europe.”

Written by: Jessica Behnham

The word “greenie” is universally recognized. A quick whiz around the web reveals a variety of definitions, my current favorite being “noun slang term for an environmentalist. Often used to deride such people, eg: ‘That bloody tree-hugging greenie poofter.’”

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