Saturday, June 16, 2012

Killing Ourselves to Live

"Dying ain't much of a livin' Boy"

Misplaced aggression, false reasoning, just plain mean spirited.   Hawaiian's killing Hawaii Monk Seals and labeling them as "invasive".

KAUNAKAKAI, MOLOKAI –The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in cooperation with the Department of Land and Natural Resources, is investigating the deaths of two Hawaiian monk seals on the south shore of Moloka‘i.
A young female was found dead this past week. This follows the death of an adult male seal in mid-November. Necropsies indicate that both seals appear to have died under suspicious circumstances and that foul play cannot be ruled out as the cause of death in either case.
“I was saddened to hear of these two incidents, especially the loss of a young female who would have helped restore the diminished seal population.” said William J. Aila, Jr., DLNR Chairperson. “Monk seals are an important part of the Hawaiian ecosystem and need to be respected as a valued part of our natural and cultural environment. The harm to one is a blow to Hawai‘i,” he said.

Monk seals are cute, I have swum with them off Kaho'olawe, I which I can make a credible claim to be the first human to live on that island in the 20th century, ask i will tell. 

There aren't many of them left.    To think that they are a big cause of lowered fisheries is a joke, a terrible stupid joke.


1 comment:

  1. Yup...bad behavior begets bad behavior. Starts from the top down...


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