Thursday, August 02, 2007
Some migratory species require bright lights, fast cars and fast food.
LOVING THE LAND. Here's an interesting news item:
Mexico seeks changes in U.S. border fence plan to protect migrant species
The Associated Press
Monday, July 30, 2007
MEXICO CITY: Mexico on Monday called on the United States to alter a plan to expand border fences designed to stem illegal immigration, saying the barriers would threaten migratory species accustomed to roaming freely across the frontier...
On Monday, Mexico's Environment Department said the proposed fences would seriously hurt species that cross the 1,952-mile (3,218-kilometer) border and that the United States needs to alter or mitigate the barriers where necessary.
"The eventual construction of this barrier would place at risk the various ecosystems that we share," said Environment Secretary Juan Rafael Elvira, noting that the border is not just desert, but includes mountains, rivers and wetlands.
Mexico also wants Washington to expand its environmental impact study on the fences and will file a complaint with the United Nations' International Court of Justice in the Hague, Netherlands if necessary.
The inventory of affected species is rather large.
Free-ranging cabana boys have to deliver margaritas over a vast area.
Larval gangbangers are genetically wired to nest in urban concrete habitats.
Domestic servants annually "flock" to Malibu and Beverly Hills.
Gardeners are irresistibly drawn from the desert to green suburban oases.
Not surprisingly, farm laborers migrate obsessively toward farms.
Sure, it's a cheap shot. But no cheaper than Mexico's flimsy excuse for opposing a border fence.
We wish them luck with that U.N. lawsuit, though.