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_music_mongrel t1_je7o7mq wrote

They were extinct in India specifically. They still existed elsewhere. A species can be locally extinct or extinct in the wild while still technically existing


jeho22 t1_je89bz4 wrote

My dog just left my living room and is now in the garage. Is it safe to say that dogs are now extinct in my living room?


_music_mongrel t1_je8ac1z wrote

That would be migration


jeho22 t1_je8bjmf wrote

OK... if I have an indoor cat, and an outdoor cat, and the indoor cat dies... indoor cats are now extinct in my house, yes?

I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be a brat. But I feel that using this term, that has historically been used to represent the end of a species forever, in this way that focuses on regional populations instead, will only degrade the seriousness of 'extinction' to the public in general. Pushing extinction this way in social media will only dull people's reaction to it in the long run. And there's already a word for what this is trying to do anyway, extirpation. But people on social media don't know that word, so well here we are ;)

Call it regional extinction, or locally extinct, and we'll all on the same page at least.


Blaze___27 t1_jeakdm8 wrote

and after getting new shoes please study about the topic before commenting about it