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Really? The Chicken as Endangered Species

Jay Wye Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 11:06 AM
any bird a cat can catch is not a healthy or alert bird,it's Darwinian selection at work.
orbits Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 2:54 PM
This is not confirmed by my experiences of 80 years living mostly in a rural environment. A healthy bird is no more insulated from making mistakes than is a healthy human. Combine this with the cleverness of a feral cat, and you have the formula for a well-fed cat at the expense of a healthy bird.
slk Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 1:35 PM
So cats are really bad hunters and would starve if there were not people feeding them? Is that why we call them "domestic"? Or is this just a cat typing in an answer to justify its murderous tendencies?
Daniel982 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 11:33 AM
Careful there, you may be visited by officers from the epa to discuss your impure thoughts.

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...