22 Apr '11, 2am

$1 Fine for Killing an Endangered Species

$1 Fine for Killing an Endangered Species

i am a faithful follower of Operation Migration. When i heard of the murders, i never thought that the culprits would be found! But they were found. The punishment is not severe enough for those "killing spree kids"... wildlife fines are never enough. A slap on the wrist, and a small fine??? give me a break! Those birds are highly endangered a 1 dollar fine is a mockery to them and those that help with the operation. It will be YEARS before the surviving "mate" finds a mate and has a colt or two..... YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!! These birds are not like any other bird.They require so much just to reproduce.... and then the colts must learn to fly via ultralight aircraft. The birds follow an ultralight plane to their migration grounds and then winter over in the south, then head up North for breeding and rearing of young colts. There is nothing like the sound of Whooping Cranes flying...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/-1-fine-f...

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