11,000 Double-Crested Cormorants Have to Be Sacrificed

February 8, 2015 4:02 PM

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Balance is a delicate matter and it seems as though a peaceful solution isn’t always possible. Endangered species sometimes need a little bit more help from human kind. The US Army Corps of Engineers have announced that the federal government plans to save embattled salmon. Unfortunately, 11,000 double-crested cormorants have to be sacrificed right where they live, on a small Oregon island. Right now, juvenile salmon and steel-head are part of the threatened and endangered list under the Endangered Species Act.

This certain issue is a part of a final Environmental Impact Statement that is not complete yet and will continue for another four years. At the moment, the government is awaiting the approval or denial of this proposal. If the proposal goes through, agricultural workers will have to begin shooting ...

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