Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Illegal Pot Operations Creating Ecological Devastation

This is sad: A story from NPR states that scientists in California studying an endangered species known as a "fisher" have attributed a number of deaths of the animals to poison.
The "likely source of AR exposure to fishers is the emerging spread of illegal marijuana cultivation within California public and private lands." Growers put out the poison to keep animals from eating their crops.
California has really struggled with illegal marihuana growing on public lands. In addition to the ecological issues with these operations, there have also been incidents where persons tending these "grows" have assaulted or threatened hikers and others using these public lands.

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