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.


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.