We have to put a stop to this and weaken the power that the Edangered Species Act has
on us. People are getting laid off there jobs and millions of our tax dollars are being spent
on the Endangered species Act Essay (ESA)all the time. Is it worth all of this for these
endandered species. Must humans suffer and lose there jobs and houses over a few
insects? Laws for the ESA are taking peoples property and fineing them because
endangered species live on their property.
A person is legally barred from using certain measures to protect his property
from protected wild animals.
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act and state hunting bans,
involves protected birds that feed on private crops or forage. Another situation, arising
under the ESA, involves protected predators (wolves, grizzly bears) that kill private
livestock that people have to make a living on. These people can not do a thing because
of the ESA. So what do they do Just let their live stock or crops get eaten up by these
The ESAs power is hurting us all the time. For enstance the construction of the
San Bernardino Medical Center in California was delayed for years because of a large
orange and black fly called the Delhi Sands flower-loving fly. In order for the Medical
Center to be built the City of San Bernardino had to spend $3,310,199 so eight flies could
The site of the Hospital had to be moved 250 feet from it origanal location. Then the
City of San Bernardino had to spend another $480,000 for the study of the flies.
I do not understand. These people rather help out flies then ourselfs. They wanted
to make a medical center. A center to help people, humanbeingget better.
But what do we
care about more. Some Delhi Sands flower-loving fly.
The ESA really target large property owners. In 1990 Brandt Child bought 500
acres of property in Utah. The next year in 1991, the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service told
him he he could not build on his own property because the lakes on it were inhabited by
200,000 federally protected thumbnail-sized Kanab ambersnails.
Thats not all, After they found 10 domestic geeses near the lakes and ponds. They
told Mr. Child that if any of the snails get eaten by the geese it was a $50,000 fine for
every sail. Mr. Child to this day is still out $2.
5 million. Due to the fact that he can’t use
his property, and the government refuses to compensate him for his loss.
Do you believe this is fair? How can you tell a man that he he cant not build on
his own land because there are snails on his property. This is getting out of hand. How
can poor Mr.Child controll what these geese on his property do.
He should not be getting
fined for geese eating these snails. He does not have any control over the geese. Its a part
of mother nature.
Eco-Terrorism or the destruction of property for an environmental cause, is also
happing all of the time. Over 1400 incidents of eco-terrorism have been reported in the
last decade. For instance on Oct.
23, 1998 The Earth Liberation Front, an environmental
activist group, claimed responsibility for setting a series of fires at the Vail Mountain ski
resort in Vail, Colo. The fires made over $12 million worth of damage. So that the resort
would not build on the land that was inhabbitated by animals.
There are 379 endangered animals and 595 endangered plants in America. There
are also 272 threatened animals and plants. That mean there is 1246 different types of
endangered or threatened species that can be on your property right now.
you are liable at any time for the ESA to run down on you and take over your land and
start fineing you just for owning property that an endangered species wants to live on.
May sound crazy but it happens all the time.
The ESA has the power to take control of people’s land when an endangered or
threatened species is found on it. “This ability to control how property is used makes the
land owner an enemy. The result is that people who would otherwise help protect these
species want to get rid of them. Instead the law could be changed by introducing methods
of compensation for landowners who protect endangered species.
this could include
rental payments or protection “bounties.” .