The Lynx Effect

Okay, this is not a post about male antiperspirant deodorant, so if you read the title and came here expecting pictures of scantily clad women throwing themselves at a guy because he sprayed Lynx deodorant all over himself **other brand deodorants are available** then turn back now…

That’s not what this is about…

Okay…maybe just one then!!!

Reverse Lynx Effect

After 97 years Alfred changed his deodorant brand

**That’s about as scanty as you’re getting on this blog**

Anyway…back to the real story

Rewind about thirteen hours… and shift into the present tense **oh, how artsy!** It’s Monday morning–too early by far–and I wake groggily, the Monday blues accentuated by a crying toddler in his cot.

**Shit, that’s my toddler–I better do something**
In no hurry to leave my bed permanently, I bring the little devil bundle of joy in with me and turn on the news. And lo and behold  a wonderful, wonderful thing is happening.

Some conservation chappies are hoping to reintroduce the Lynx back into the UK. Even more pleasing, 91% of people surveyed in a poll approved the idea of restoring this beautiful, natural predator that had been persecuted as vermin and wiped out 1300 years ago. And so I thought, what a joyous day—this has to happen. Now.

**Cut to chicken farmer, collecting eggs – the shadow of this ravenous beast looming large over his farm**

Yes, we all know there might be a small risk to farmers and their livestock (actually, according to the experts there’s actually very little risk to farmers and their stock) but as in other countries, such losses will be mitigated by compensation payments. So what’s a few lost chickens for the sake of a more natural, healthy countryside, huh… Eggs-actly!

I mean, let’s face it you’d probably be more likely to see a can of Lynx deodorant littering the countryside than you would an actual Lynx…you know, when you’re not staring at the ground ignoring the beautiful views for fear of treading in dog poo or used nappies.

What’s more, by having a natural apex predator back in their midst, the rampant deer that have helped to leave the countryside denuded and unable to regenerate itself will have something to worry about. They won’t linger in one place for too long, stripping the life out of the forests.

And should you be lucky enough to find a piece of unspoiled British countryside to walk in, could you imagine your excitement and sheer pleasure at catching a rare glimpse of something as beautiful as this…

Lynx_lynx2

I didn’t think so.

Anyway, these are the people hoping to make all of this possible:

http://www.lynxuk.org

Visit their page, support them, and let’s bring the Lynx back to this country…

And then bring on the wolves and bears, I say.

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One thought on “The Lynx Effect

  1. Great news. I suppose we’re always going to be up against farmers who are concerned for their livelihoods. But, measures are taken to compensate them for losses, so I don’t see why anyone should object. I hope this is successful!

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