From the You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up Dept: US Fish and Wildlife Biologists Pursue Ethnic Cleansing
‘Ethnic cleansing’? Really?
The bureaucrats of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service apparently view themselves one level above God in their newly proposed spotted owl recovery plan, as they scheme to destroy one species’ population in an effort to benefit another. In the new spotted owl “recovery” plan, they are proposing to manipulate Mother Nature’s creatures at a whim, while ignoring the history of failed government attempts at playing God.
The service’s biologists’ plan includes killing up to 8,953 barred owls with shotguns over the next three to five years, to make room for spotted owls. Currently, a red-necked hunter killing or harassing a single raptor in this state would land in jail with a hefty fine. The barred owl and spotted owl occupy the same habitat, but the barred owl is the stronger, more dominant species. Nature, common sense and history all tell us this type of manipulation will always fail as the stronger, more adaptable species, the species with a better survivability, will keep coming back to occupy the habitat it requires.
Therefore, it should be asked, “Once they get rid of the first 8,953 barred owls, how many thousands more must be shot in 6-10 years out, in 11-20 years, in 21-50 years to achieve and maintain their desired population of Spotted Owls?” Nature will always favor the barred owls, and they will always keep coming back.