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Really? The Chicken as Endangered Species

mhubbard Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 6:10 PM
Reminds me of the Sierra club members who wanted to build their home down the road for my family (on an island in SE Alaska). They couldn't be bothered to boat the lumber in on the beach, at high tide. No! They had it brought in by helicopter, flying right over a Bald Eagle nest. Also brings tomind the halibut mercury scare of the early 1970's. The one where all halibut over a certain size had to be frozen and a sample of flesh sent in to a lab for testing for mercury. On a high school field trip[ to that lab, we were informed what the real source of the mercury was. Seems this was before techies wore surgical gloves, so they were washing their hands a lot. The mercury was coming from the hand lotion that they were using. Bet that
mhubbard Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 6:11 PM
stuff was never pulled from the store shelves. but thousands of pound of halibut at a great loss to the livelihoods of the fishermen, was thrown out.

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...