by Olivia LaRosa, December 31, 2014
I wrote “2 cheers for the Endangered Species Act” round about 2010. My point then is the same as my point now.
The Act was intended to help us gauge the habitability of an area by keeping track of the easily-trackable species.
All the time, I hear people tell me how silly it is to try to save a species, when they don’t understand that the species “we libs” want to save is our own. If a small plant or animal cannot survive in a tainted environment, it’s just a matter of time before the poisons work their way up the food chain.
I think that this is the reason we have so much cancer now. The poisons are killing people at ever growing rates. My granddaughter, one of those killed.
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