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Wasp battle won but war lost

Published 16/10/2011 | 05:00

Sir -- "I threw burning newspapers at them. I sprayed them with chemicals. Now my garden is wasp-free." Thus wrote a reader from Co Wicklow last week.

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This destruction of a beneficial insect is but one kind of assault on nature.

Attacking wasps, destroying trees, devastating the habitat of wildlife; the destruction of our blue planet now knows no bounds. Once Nature gets in the way of humans or is perceived as a threat, then Nature must be dealt with.

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