Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Where the fear and the antelope play
Posted on 07/16/2010 3:59:08 PM PDT by jazusamo
Obama imperils Americans allegedly to protect endangered species
The battle to stem the flow of humanity across our southern border is hung up by concern for an endangered species. When the dust settles, curbing illegal immigration would be best for the two- and four-legged residents of America's Southwest.
The Sonoran Pronghorn, which resembles an antelope, roams the desert regions of Arizona and Mexico, clinging to a precarious existence. Only about 100 of the creatures separate the species from extinction, and most inhabit a range within the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. The 1,000-square-mile refuge contains seven rugged mountain ranges and shares a 56-mile border with Mexico. Its desolation makes it a favorite gateway into U.S. territory for drug smugglers and illegal aliens, causing murder and mayhem in border communities.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sought to install seven communications towers to spot intruders in the refuge as part of its virtual fence. According to a Fox News report Thursday, objections from environmentalists have resulted in a veto of the original tower proposal by the Obama administration's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Now CBP wants to build just one tower, but even that is too much for Wilderness Watch, an environmentalist group. Its director, George Nickas, says the installation would invite human activity that could damage the animals' habitat.
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Like the cries of racism and profiling, this is just another pretext to hide the destruction of the two party system.
Meanwhile the third world invaders are probably catching and barbecuing these antelope along the way.
“Now CBP wants to build just one tower, but even that is too much for Wilderness Watch”
The Wilderness Watch is absolutely clueless about the destruction the illegals and drug runners are doing to the environment. Building a watch tower to cut down on this illegal human traffic in the area will be a plus to the environment. These clowns are either political hacks or plain buffoons. Most likely both.
Yep, the illegals are much more a threat to these antelope than the Border Patrol and towers.
The Wilderness Watch are a bunch of libtard enviro nazis like many other enviro organizations.
Actually, the illegals are very good for the animals. They leave a lot of edible litter.
I’d agree if they were goats but these are antelope. :-)
This is the SAME PLACE where our government has put up signs warning us to stay out because it has been overrun by narcotraficantes. Did they think no one would notice? What is wrong with this picture?
I never thought I’d see the day when ill gotten Democratic votes would be more important than endangered wildlife.
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