No that is not a joke. That is exactly what a group of completely delusional, so called 'enviromentalists' are advocating in California and they have the lawyers to fight it. Right now it seems that they are winning the battle.
I picked up a copy of The Wall Street Journal yesterday (that's right, the Wall Street Journal - I still believe in capitalism.) and on the front page is a story about the threatened Paiute Cutthroat Trout and these 'nuts that are fighting their reintroduction in favor of a very common bug.
For me these idiots are proof that common sense is the real endangered species in this ever shrinking world of ours. Seriously!!! If you want more information on the Paiute Trout effort check out the Monday Nov 17 WSJ article or the local California TU chapter. I also encourage my fellow bloggers to do a post to spread the word and stop these bug nuts from doing more harm than good.
I painted this Paiute Trout yesterday with this article in mind. Never did I think an article in the WSJ would lead to a trout painting but there you go.
"Save The Paiute Trout"
9 in. X 4.5 in.
Watercolor on Paper
Thinking about it now, I might come to regret this decision when she hits her teens.