Oregon Asks Feds To Kill Protected Bird To Protect Protected Salmon

Extreme environmentalism run amok

(East Oregonian) 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.

Wait, back up a second: they killed sea lions to protect the fish? Sea lions that have eaten the fish for tens of thousands of years? Whatever happened to enviro’s loving nature? What happened to Darwinism?

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.

Birds eating fish? I’m shocked!

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2 Responses to “Oregon Asks Feds To Kill Protected Bird To Protect Protected Salmon”

  1. Trish says:

    I am sure there is a good reason for us to have game commissions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service etc.
    This is not one of them.
    Nature takes it’s course. Darwinism, natural selection, survival of the fittest- whatever.
    Didn’t any of these morons ever see Jurassic Park? Chaos. Start messing with nature, and you will be eaten by her!
    It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature!

  2. Every time they muck around, they make things worse. Next up, they’ll probably find that too many fish are causing environmental damage, so, they’ll want to dynamite them out.

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