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Conservationist Move to Protect Pint-Sized Animals May Ruin Businesses in the West
FoxNews.com ^ | Thursday, February 26, 2009 | Anita Vogel

Posted on 02/26/2009 3:57:28 PM PST by Joiseydude

LOS ANGELES — It's cute, it's furry and some conservationists say it may soon be extinct because of global warming. But should the American pika be placed on the endangered species list?

Yes it should, says Shaye Wolf, a biologist with the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity. The center has sued the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife to grant endangered species status to the pika, a runty relative of the rabbit that lives in the rocky areas of the Northwest.

The rodent-sized creature has thick fur and is unable to survive in temperatures much warmer than 80 degrees.

"The things that we need to do to protect the pika will also protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, our own quality of life and improve our economy," Wolf sats.

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1 posted on 02/26/2009 3:57:28 PM PST by Joiseydude
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To: Joiseydude

Just what we need, ANOTHER protected rat.


2 posted on 02/26/2009 3:58:06 PM PST by Joiseydude (Obama: "Putting my ideals into effect are more important than your safety from terrorist acts")
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To: Joiseydude

I think I poisoned and shot a few of those last week. My bad.


3 posted on 02/26/2009 3:58:28 PM PST by MahatmaGandu (Remember, remember, the twenty-sixth of November.)
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To: Joiseydude

Well it IS cute.


4 posted on 02/26/2009 3:58:38 PM PST by Huck (Don't vote! It only encourages them! Bye.)
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To: Joiseydude

Are those the things that like to eat engine wiring harnesses on vehicles parked at a trail head for a few days?


5 posted on 02/26/2009 4:01:03 PM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: Joiseydude

Same thing I thought...that’s vermin...another rodent a rat the wackos want to protect


6 posted on 02/26/2009 4:02:53 PM PST by dennisw (Archimedes--- Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth)
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To: Joiseydude

7 posted on 02/26/2009 4:03:07 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Joiseydude

“The rodent-sized creature has thick fur and is unable to survive in temperatures much warmer than 80 degrees.”

Then put the damn things in a zoo and breed them there. I have nothing against the little critters, but why should people suffer because these animals aren’t capable of surviving in their own natural environment?


8 posted on 02/26/2009 4:04:07 PM PST by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: Joiseydude

It’s a rat with a good PR agent


9 posted on 02/26/2009 4:04:11 PM PST by dennisw (Archimedes--- Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth)
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To: MahatmaGandu

We gotta get ‘em all!

You can’t protect what don’t exist.


10 posted on 02/26/2009 4:06:26 PM PST by RobRoy (I)
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To: RobRoy

I’m working on it. The little vermin carry Hanta virus and you do NOT want to catch that!


11 posted on 02/26/2009 4:07:20 PM PST by MahatmaGandu (Remember, remember, the twenty-sixth of November.)
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To: dennisw
They're just sooooo cute:


12 posted on 02/26/2009 4:07:48 PM PST by RobRoy (I)
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To: Joiseydude
conservationists say it may soon be extinct because of global warming

That pretty much guarantees it will never be extinct.

13 posted on 02/26/2009 4:09:59 PM PST by libh8er
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To: Joiseydude

I have a question for Shaye Wolf, wasn’t it like really much warmer in the past, and colder at times as well, like within the last 10000 years or so. And Polar bears and pika rats existed back then, and they are still here today? because they adapted or something. Tell us the truth Shaye, you need funding, because I find it far more belivable that you either need funding or desire attention, far more than I belive a few degrees higher on the temp scale is gonna make some animal go extinct, and the amount of so called man made C02 is nothing compared to the natural C02 / 02 excange process. AND C02 is no where near as much a greenhouse gas as water vapor.
I could go on, but I think someone is crying Wolf.

Call me the non retarded non scientist.


14 posted on 02/26/2009 4:15:22 PM PST by ChetNavVet (Build It, and they won't come!)
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To: Joiseydude
Well, if the gay residents would use gerbils and hamsters instead of pika.....
15 posted on 02/26/2009 4:16:10 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Joiseydude

16 posted on 02/26/2009 4:20:57 PM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: libh8er

“The rodent-sized creature has thick fur and is unable to survive in temperatures much warmer than 80 degrees.”

Send out the conservationists with little tiny remington shavers...
Or do a mass Nair spraying.

Didn’t Darwin say these useless creatures should die off??
(the conservationist I mean - not the other rodent)


17 posted on 02/26/2009 4:23:50 PM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: vladimir998

My cat has thick fur too and he does just fine in 103 degree Georgia heat - especially if he just caught a pika.


18 posted on 02/26/2009 4:26:25 PM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: dennisw
...another rodent a rat the wackos want to protect

Well maybe the useless idiots. However, their leaders want to destroy our nation and this is another bullet in our guts.

19 posted on 02/26/2009 4:28:12 PM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: Joiseydude; WL-law; Genesis defender; proud_yank; FrPR; enough_idiocy; Desdemona; rdl6989; ...
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

20 posted on 02/26/2009 4:31:10 PM PST by steelyourfaith (How many face lifts were required before the Speaker began speaking from her anal orifice?)
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To: Joiseydude

D-Con works wonders.

Also bar bait.


21 posted on 02/26/2009 4:32:05 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: Joiseydude
Awww.... furry little creatures are cute!


22 posted on 02/26/2009 4:42:45 PM PST by PERKY2004 (Proud Military Wife -- my DH is in his 26th year of military service! PRAY 4 OUR TROOPS!)
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To: Joiseydude
....will also protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, our own quality of life and improve our economy,"

And now, back to the sob story.......

23 posted on 02/26/2009 4:43:06 PM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: Joiseydude

Call in the exterminators, if they are all killed they no longer need protection!


24 posted on 02/26/2009 4:47:13 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Joiseydude

I say lower the A/C temp. Problem solved.


25 posted on 02/26/2009 4:48:02 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (Man the pitchforks and torches.......let the revolution begin)
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To: MahatmaGandu
I bet they'd make a good chili, myself.


26 posted on 02/26/2009 4:48:52 PM PST by Viking2002 (The Occupation has begun. God help America.)
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To: Joiseydude

Send them to Alaska.


27 posted on 02/26/2009 4:50:54 PM PST by forest6147 (Always dollar short and a post late.)
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To: MahatmaGandu

You probably used a .223 or .204 Ruger round as the .22-250 would be just too big for this varmint.


28 posted on 02/26/2009 4:59:13 PM PST by RicocheT
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To: RicocheT

Depends on if you’re targeting the pika or the conservationist.


29 posted on 02/26/2009 5:00:20 PM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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some conservationists say it may soon be extinct because of global warming.

Um.. hey...? We haven't been having a whole lot of "warming" up here in the PNW for some years now. Even relative newcomers are noting the increasing cold here...

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30 posted on 02/26/2009 5:49:36 PM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | REAL Stimulus: Apply paddles, shout "CLEAR!")
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To: Joiseydude

Uh...move them North....or won’t Canada let them in?


31 posted on 02/26/2009 6:41:58 PM PST by goodnesswins (Conservative and fighting for freedom and liberty....whether you like it or not.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; justiceseeker93; ..
The rodent-sized creature has thick fur and is unable to survive in temperatures much warmer than 80 degrees.
One can't help but wonder how it has survived this long then -- for example, its ancestors somehow managed during the Medieval Warming...
32 posted on 02/26/2009 8:40:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Joiseydude

VERMIN!!!


33 posted on 02/26/2009 8:42:29 PM PST by shadowcat
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To: SunkenCiv
One can't help but wonder how it has survived this long then -- for example, its ancestors somehow managed during the Medieval Warming...

They move with the temperature. Just because they have to follow cooler temperatures to survive doesn't mean they're endangered.
34 posted on 02/26/2009 8:43:16 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Joiseydude

I am sick to death of this garbage!! WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH??? No, I don’t want to exterminate this creature, but I DON’T WANT TO BE EXTERMINATED EITHER!


35 posted on 02/26/2009 10:33:41 PM PST by Just Lori (Liberalism ---->Socialism----->Communism------>BONDAGE!!!!)
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