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Re: Why can't Shedd give fish?
KI>CITES is a treaty regarding *international* shipping of *selected*
KI>engangered species and has no control over local states. For example, the
KI>most endangered killies are not even on the CITES proscribed list!
As with everything else, the protection and funding goes to the glamour
KI>Some state legislatures actually have passed some truly absurd laws in a
KI>mistaken notion of how best to protect species. That's where our work needs
KI>to be done.
I agree. I sometimes think that a person's chances of being elected are
inversely proportional to their ability to think....
KI>California is probably the worst, but I suspect Shedd is controlled by some
KI>Illinois statute or F&G regulation intended to help, but having the usual
From what I read on the NANFA list, Washington is pretty bad, too. The
worst thing is that a statute is enacted, but there is no follow-up to
see what its actual impact is. Sort of the way my town installs traffic
lights that actually make congestion worse instead of better....
It could also be based on an agreement with their source of
KI>the fish, of course.
True, but maybe that agreement (as with the statutes) needs to be
reexamined to see if it is helping to reach the overall goal, which is
maintianing (and hopefully increasing) and viable breeding population of
the species. If it's not helping that goal to be reached, then maybe
it's time to try something else.
Just some more thoughts.
in sunny Ohio
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