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Really? The Chicken as Endangered Species

Whoknows Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 8:46 AM
No Gov. should have the right to tell anyone what they can do on their own land unless it has a detrimental effect on neighbors. To save a prairie chicken or some other species is ludicrous. There have been species going extinct for millions of years and interferring with nature is not the right thing to do. Hunting control to prevent useless slaughter is the right thing to do, but to tell me I cannot build my house somewhere because of a bird or a moth is the dumbest thing ever.
Arley2 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 12:19 PM
I agree with you. And the prairie chicken is NOT near extinction so the whole issue is some sort of government agency "head fake"
IddiKlu Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 10:52 AM
But that's what government is all about, - CONTROL! Doesn't matter how much sense it makes, only control matters. Megalomaniacs.

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...