Politics trumps science and morality

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February 17, 2011
CounterPunch
by Brian Horjesi  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary

"Harsh criticism is increasingly justified in todays world of National Park and public land management, a world in which regulatory retreat from principles and regulation is the new norm and 'gut and grab' politics seem to be an every day threat. One such issue deserving of harsh review is the continuous persecution of bison in the Yellowstone ecosystem. What is happening on Yellowstones borders is no less offensive than the corralling and clubbing of dolphins in Japan, the clubbing of seal pups off Canada's coast, or the indiscriminate slaughter of African elephants that eventually led to massive population declines barely a decade ago." (02/17/11)

http://counterpunch.org/horejsi02172011.html  

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