Finally a decision that makes perfect sense from a governmental body refusing to bend over for the less informed.
This AP story (via the Baltimore Sun) says:
Maryland wildlife officials said Monday that they will continue efforts to eradicate the beautiful but destructive mute swan.
(photo by Adrian Pingstone)
Folks, this is the right thing to do. If you care at all for our native birds then you should be heavily in favor of this. The mute swans are extremely aggressive to the point of killing rival waterfowl. More to the point, they are invaders, i.e. they don’t belong here.
Although the population of the invasive bird in Maryland has dwindled from 4,000 to about 500, the state panel recommended that they be eliminated entirely to protect wetlands and endangered native birds.
Good job Maryland.
Animal rights activists have opposed killing the birds.
Any surprise there?