This is really disturbing.
For years, US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) has issued Depredation Permits to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks Fisheries Division, permitting them to kill native fish-eating birds such as pelicans, cormorants, herons, and kingfishers in order to protect nonnative fish species such as bass.
Now, the USFWS is issuing depredation permits to the Miles City hatchery to shoot ospreys.
LINK (via: The Livingston Enterprise)
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Similar “MY quarry is a noble creature, anything that so much as thinks of eating it is just vermin” fuckwittery happening over here in Britain for the past decade or two.
I found that I got myself a super-powerful response from the Conradian Heart of Darkness”Exterminate all the brutes!” Stocked Fish Fanboys by quoting poetry at them.
These lines, by the great Anglo-American poet, T.S. Eliot, from his 1922 masterpiece, The Waste Land, really seemed to drive them over a cliff:
I sat upon the shore
Fishing, with the arid plain behind me
Shall I at least set my lands in order?