RE: NANFA-- "Ugliest fish in North America"
Mon, 05 Jan 2004 18:19:17 +0000

Wow. That article is so angry, so divisive, so black-and-white, and so gloom-and-doom that it borders on parody. I couldn't have written a better parody of extreme right-wing anti-environmental propaganda if I had tried!

It's sad that so many people don't value our natural heritage. But it's truly frightening that so many people just flat out HATE IT and depict helpless critters like the pallid sturgeon, and those who like them, as ENEMIES OF THE STATE AND OF ALL THINGS GOOD AND JUST.

Too bad the author is so biologically illiterate. As all "right"-thinking people know, the ugliest fish in North America is the bigeye carp.

Chris Scharpf
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