Remember all of the farmers in California who lost their irrigation water because of liberals who insisted that minnows in the reservoir were in danger of extinction? Consider not just how it affected their lives but our nation’s food supply. What about all of the home owners and companies who have been subjected to eminent domain because of animals like the snail darter? Nobody has any desire to live in the Alaskan tundra but the idea of endangering animals in the area as a reason to prohibit drilling never seemed logical.
Just a couple of months after taking office Obama ordered a review of Bush’s rule exempting the need to consult with wildlife experts before doing anything that might harm endangered species. Animals like the polar bears. It was just a couple of weeks ago that ‘experts’ warned of only a handful of bears remaining in the North Cascades, despite federal protection programs. Wolves in Wyoming were reported last summer as endangered. What is not on the verge of extinction and what is is to blame besides man?
Yesterday articles began appearing in foreign media addressing the fact that more than 1/3 of extinct animals are still walking around. That does not include all of the 100′s of new species discovered constantly.
Mail Online: “A study has found that a third of all mammal species declared extinct in the past few centuries have turned up alive and well.
Some of the more reclusive creatures managed to hide from sight for 80 years only to reappear within four years of being officially named extinct in the wild.”
Guardian: “The Guadalupe fur seal was feared extinct, gone the way of the dodo after being slaughtered by Russian and American hunters for their skins. None could be found at breeding grounds and as sightings elsewhere tailed off the species was consigned to history. So why are there thousands of Guadalupe fur seals swimming off the coast of Mexico now?”
The clearly endangered species is man and the cause is liberal environmentalists who would prefer to give bugs and plants priority land domain over humans. Maybe a few months in a forest or a jungle with the animals might give them a different perspective.