Wow mali! Netizens slam release of thousands of frogs in QC barangay to combat dengue
It doesn’t take a scientist to know that this was a bad idea, according to netizens who reacted vehemently to the “short-sighted” solution.
Barangay Old Balara in Quezon City wanted a quick fix to their growing dengue problem, so their solution was to release over a thousand frogs to the area to feast on the mosquitoes plaguing the area.
It did not sit well with netizens, saying it was disruptive of nature’s food chain.
“Those frogs are invasive, and we can’t be sure if they’re effective. Wtf!!!,’ said @MangingisdaSays.
Another pointed out that the best way was to clean the area and not bring new species to the ecosystem.
One even warned that the specific breed of toads released were poisonous.
What’s your take on this?
LOOK: Quezon City’s Barangay Old Balara releases an army of more than a thousand bull frogs to eat mosquitoes and halt the spread of dengue in the area.
— CNN Philippines (@cnnphilippines) August 25, 2019
Shuta. Those frogs are invasive, and we can’t be sure if they’re effective. Wtf!!! https://t.co/RQqxblTfO5
— Mangingisda 🌏 #SaveTaliptip (@MangingisdaSays) August 24, 2019
People are literally disrupting our ecosystem ano? In just one month:
1. Mosquito fishes were released in Pangasinan to fight dengue
2. Bull frogs were released in Brgy. Old Balara of QC to fight dengue
3. Brgy. Batasan Hills of QC implemented a rat for a rice policy
— Ross Angelo Negrillo (@halipaross) August 25, 2019
Are these bull frogs or toads? Bull frogs can be eaten but toads are poisonous! If these are real bull frogs, instead of eating mosquitoes, these frogs might be eaten by the people around barangay old balara? Just clean the area & maintain its cleanliness!
— Mil Ecila (@milecila) August 25, 2019
May concern lang ako, diba cane toads yan? Poisonous species ng toads? Bakit pinakawalaan, gumawa lang sila ng bagong problema?https://t.co/cqGz2nRzFi
— Bryan (@DiAkoSiBryan) August 25, 2019
O tapos kung mawala ung lamok, pakawala tayong ahas para kainin ung mga palaka. Food chain is shaking. https://t.co/pUL4w7BOAm
— Claud (@claudinelalala) August 25, 2019