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Really? The Chicken as Endangered Species

Daniel982 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 11:29 AM
When are they going to declare the giant vampire toad to be endangered? There have been no recorded attacks by that species for decades, therefore they must be endangered!

No one wants to send a species to extinction, but when a chicken that can be hunted and cooked for dinner is proposed as an endangered species, one has to question the entire program. When that proposed endangered species listing brings together representatives from oil, gas, and wind energy companies—as well as ranchers and farmers—you can be sure changes are needed in the way the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is applied.   

The specific critter in question this time is the lesser prairie chicken (LPC) and the proposed ESA listing would have the federal government killing jobs, thwarting economic...