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Society & Animals
Th e history of brushtail possums in New Zealand is bleak. Th e colonists who forcibly transported possums from their native Australia to New Zealand in the nineteenth century valued them as economic assets, quickly establishing a profi table fur industry. Over the past 80 or so years, however, New Zealand has increasingly scapegoated possums for the unanticipated negative impact their presence has had on the native environment and wildlife. Now this marsupial-blamed and despised-suff ers thedoi:10.1163/156853009x393738 fatcat:wdubmyxbwrgr7pyts46aeiyggi