Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Spraying launches butterfly and bird genocide in Surrey

Harold Munro's cheap tabloid of corporate trash is pushing the butterfly and song bird genocide in Surrey by promoting the areal spraying for Gypsy moths. "Tessa Nendick, who lives at the Dogwood Campgrounds and RV Park that is within the area with her fiance and their two-month-old son, said as a new mom, she is concerned. 'I’m not crazy about certain things being sprayed,' she said. But, You have to ask yourself, Do the moths cause more problems than the pesticide?"

Well let's do the math. What kind of damage do gypsy moths do? They eat some leaves. Oh really? What kind of damage does the BTK spraying do? It kills all the butterflies, moths and caterpillars in that area which effects all the other living organisms that feed off of them: song birds, owls, bats you name it. They spray the pesticide and the songbird feeds it's baby a poisoned caterpillar and the baby song bird dies. Why do we waist our time doing butterfly releases when we then turn around and kill them all? Individual gypsy moth traps work fine.

Gypsy moths are not the problem pine beetles are. The pine beetles effect the forestry industry and increase the chance of forest fires. How do we solve the pine beetle problem? It's pretty easy. When we replant a forest after a clear cut or forest fire we plant cedar and fir trees instead of pine trees. Problem solved. All these toxic pesticides are bad for humans and destroy the ecosystem that humans are connected to.

1 comment:

  1. The various levels of government in B.C. that make these decisions fuck up everything else they touch, why should this be any different.....

    The level of public service that exists, exists in spite of them, not because of them. It's the folks in the trench's everyday who deliver the services. You have a problem with the wrong people getting into positions of authority and very little in the way of mechanism to get rid of them before they cause damage. These politicians may have the sociopathic personality to get them where their personality says they will be happiest, but frankly society would have benefited more from Gordon Campbell being a fry cook at McDonald's than from his being a public servant. "Servum Us", yeah. "Us".


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