Everyday people along with those who have made it their lives' work see a relationship between COVID-19 and the need for greater respect for wildlife with which we share the planet:
The COVID-19 pandemic has spread around the world at lightning speed, killing hundreds of thousands of people and infecting millions. A growing body of research, including research by Conservation International scientists, points to a direct link between the destruction of nature and disease outbreaks — spotlighting the role of protecting and restoring nature in preventing future pandemics.
I that vein, I'm passing along two fresh, wide-ranging reads with the same enthusiasm that accompanied there recommendations:
|Wolves have recovered in Wisconsin. Will the Trump administration green- light their renewed killing here? |
I noted last year that Trump was moving against wolf protections -
Remember, wolf 'delistment' or 'harvesting'
means wolf killing, principally with head shots delivered to wolves already-snared in leg traps.
So note that the deadline had been May 15, but the Wisconsin DNR has posted a new federal comment closing date of July 15, because the feds have extended the deadline.
- as he has stomped broadly on endangered species, climate science, and the environment - here's a list of his 99 environmental rollbacks so far - so don't be surprised if he approves nation-wide wolf killing in the closing days of his term and further buries the long-ago trashed GOP 'principle' of local control by obstructing any science-based, state-by-state approach.
And because I've followed these issues for years, I thought I'd also repost one related, myth-busting item that continues to be downloaded here since 2013:
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