Thursday, June 25, 2009

People Are More Important Than Fish

I will probably have more to say about this when I have more time. I am angry that some court has the right to turn off the livelihood of thousands of people. For those of you that haven't heard, a court in California turned off the irrigation water that allows many farmers to grow their crops in order to save the delta smelt. You can read more about it here. I don't believe that God intended for animals to take precedence over people. The people are trying to be cooperative. Here is a quote from Fox News.

How I got involved is simply because there was no water coming to our farm, and the problem here is that there isn't a drought. There's plenty of water. We've tried everything from doing bubbles and lights to prevent the fish. We've asked for a peripheral canal. They closed all these ideas.

I think that when the Endangered Species Act was put on, they didn't take human — humans into consideration.

I don't know what they want us to do. We tried to get the attention of the administration. Mr. Salazar was gracious enough to fly over our valley but didn't land. I don't know why. There's plenty of places to land, you know, because there's no farming going on. It's pathetic.

2 comments:

OneMom said...

Several years ago during some huge wildfires out west, there was a group of firefighters trapped in an area and doing their best to fight the blaze. There was a lake where the helicopters could have dipped their buckets and provided life-saving water drops onto that fire. They were prevented from getting water because of some "endangered" fish, and (if I remember correctly) 10 or 11 firefighters died because of those who thought the fish more important than the people. Talk about backwards thinking.

Applied Christianity said...

Yes, I had forgotten about that until you mentioned it. Backward thinking indeed.