Why being a liberal means never having to engage the logic centers of one's brain

Rick Moran
You can't make this stuff up: Oregon officials were successful in getting permission to kill sea lions that feed on protected salmon trying to swim upriver to spawn. Now they want federal approval to shoot a sea bird that eats millions of baby salmon trying to reach the ocean. In an April 5 letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service obtained by The Associated Press, Oregon Wildlife Chief Ron Anglin says harassment has "proved insufficient" in controlling double-crested cormorants, and officials want the option of killing some of the birds. Oregon needs federal approval to start shooting double-crested cormorants because the birds are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Anglin wrote that the birds are threatening restoration of wild fish protected by the Endangered Species Act, as well as hatchery fish important to sport and commercial fishing. The letter was a formal request to add Oregon to the 28 states authorized to kill cormorants to protect public...(Read Full Post)

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