Lions, Cheetahs, Elephants, Oh My..............
"If a group of US researchers have their way, lions, cheetahs, elephants and camels could soon roam parts of North America, Nature magazine reports."
"The plan, which is called Pleistocene re-wilding, is intended to be a proactive approach to conservation."
Most of you have already read these quotes, and probably the whole article, several times, as it seems to be everywhere.
Unfortunately, it looks like no one has actually figured out what's going on here. If they have, and it got published, I missed it.
I've had the dubious "pleasure" of working with folks like those planning this debacle, and here's what they are ACTUALLY up to.
These bunny-hugging granola-crunchers want North America to be just like it was before the Europeans arrived. (Except for their particular part of it -- major leaguehypocrites!)
Their goal is to stop growth, stop building, stop logging, stop mining, and stop manufacturing. They want to close down all the land they can to public access, and waters too. You should see what they are planning for Puget Sound here in Washington.
They found that they could shut down logging if they could find an endangered species or so living in the woods. Case in point, the spotted owl, the marbeled murrelet, and old growth logging. The found they could shut down marine activities if they could find something endangered in the water.
Eagles, salmon, obscure plants, it didn't matter. Find the endangered flora or fauna, drag out the Endangered species Act, and "Shut 'er down!" If you could find an endangered species that people were already wearing on their T-shirts, even better. Warm and fuzzy is always a hit. That's why if the common garden slug ever becomes endangered, no one will say a word.
Unfortunately in some parts of North America they looked and looked, but couldn't find any warm, fuzzy, cuddly, endangered species. Maybe there was something or other that USED to be here, but isn't around anymore?
"That'd work, lets just round up a few and turn them loose. Instant Endangerd species!!"
That's what they're up to. If you don't believe me, just wait and see..........