Richard Syrett, host of “The Conspiracy Show” in Canada, asked me, Jonathan Whitcomb, about my opinion on proving the existence of living pterosaurs by shooting one of them. I made it clear that I oppose killing a modern pterosaur for that purpose.
The television show, to be broadcast around October in Canada, is just thirty minutes long, including commercials, and several persons have been interviewed, so I did not go into details on that subject. (Details like that would probably be cut out in editing.)
But since I have said little about this before now, I will go into details here.
For many years my associates and I have searched for living pterosaurs and interviewed many eyewitnesses. We still do not yet have a convincing photograph or video that shows any detailed form or features of one. Those who believe in modern pterosaurs have been ridiculed for years, with no end in sight for the ridicule. But cutting down ridicule by cutting down one of these amazing animals would be wrong. We need to protect precious life, not destroy it.
Sketch of the “Gitmo Pterosaur” observed by the eyewitness Patty Carson, at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, around 1965 (Ms Carson herself is the artist)
The interview I had with Richard Syrett was at my home in Long Beach, California.
Living-pterosaur expert Jonathan Whitcomb was interviewed for “The Conspiracy Show” on May 5, 2012, to be broadcast later this year in Canada. Richard Syrett questioned him on reports of pterosaurs or dragons in history and about his expedition in 2004.
A National Geographic production broadcast on ABC Nightline looks at a spate of tiger attacks on humans in 2009, and asks why such attacks might be happening. According to conservationists like Joe Walston, WCS Executive Director for Asia programs, hungry tigers will occasionally turn to people out of desperation, as their forest homes and prey dwindle.