and Contradictions about “Endangered” and “Threatened” Salmon:
other endangered specie can still be harvested commercially, and for sport, and
be purchased from any grocer’s shelf for human consumption and even cat food?
can there be a salmon shortage, when salmon recovery agencies are ordering the
systematic destruction of thousands of salmon annually?
can salmon recovery agencies threaten an irrigator with criminal penalties
including fines and imprisonment, when ‘surplus’ salmon are a regular menu
entrée in our prisons?
do citizens allow agencies to explain it all away with ‘wild vs hatchery’
can agencies even claim wild salmon exist, when runs have been augmented by
hatcheries since the 1880s?
can the biological needs of fish be more important than legal water rights and
Constitutionally protected property rights?
do citizens continue to foot the bill for Pacific Salmon Recovery, through taxes
and BPA ratepayer dollars, to the tune of $965 million just in the year 2000?
Contradictions Come to Light by Bob Lawrence, published in the Okanogan County
Citizens Coalition newsletter, Jan. 2001)