Skip to comments.Chicken conservation plan likened to mafia extortion ( Kansas )
Posted on 03/31/2014 6:16:24 AM PDT by george76
A decision pending with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service could have huge ramifications for rural Kansans living in the western third of the state.
In limbo is the question of whether the lesser prairie-chicken should be listed as a threatened species under provisions of the 1973 Endangered Species Act. The species inhabits land spanning Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico.
Kansas, in cooperation with the four other states affected by the issue a coalition known as the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies has attempted to stave-off such a decision with the development of a Range-wide Conservation Plan for the lesser prairie-chicken.
While lauding the plan, USFWS previously stated it wont necessarily stop a reclassification of the chicken.
It wouldnt be the first time Kansas has challenged the feds. Last year, state lawmakers passed legislation exempting all guns manufactured and owned in Kansas from federal regulation, a move that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in May was unconstitutional.
From our member standpoint, this listing is devastating, said Steve Swaffar, public policy director for Kansas Farm Bureau.
From restricting growth of wind turbine development to jeopardizing mineral rights, Swaffar said many rural Kansans have significant reservations about USFWS plans, as well as the state RWCP, for the lesser prairie-chicken.
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"Mention extortion again, and I'll have your legs broken."
Perhaps the plan will win the Pullet Surprise...
Wearing a Capon..................
It would probably be expedient for us to just kill all the damn chickens fast, before the EPA can list them. Once they’re extinct, there is nothing for the EPA to get involved and meddle with.
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Grab them, cage them.
Feed them collect the eggs.
Incubate them, hatch them,
feed them till grown, let them go.