Endangered animals and online casinos
December 7, 2009, 10:41 am (8 years ago)
An Australian professor has introduced a plan to stop additional exterminations amongst the continent's numerous diverse and special species. Hugh Possingham of the University of Queenslands states that online casinos could without difficulty produce a tax representing a portion of 1% of income, producing millions to financial campaigns to save animals in danger of extinction.
Possingham states that a tax of 0.4 % on land gambling in Australia can collect $20 million a year. He supports randomly selecting an endangered species each year, then utilizing the income to share the knowledge with the public on the animal and how to help it continue to exist.
As said by the professor, Australia alone has witnessed 55 species of mammal vanish throughout the past 100 years. Now, an additional 372 species are considered as endangered.
Possingham explains that utilizing the lottery to pick each year's designated species is going to also produce publicity. The program would boost public attention and raise awareness not only for the selected species, but endangered animal populations of all kinds.