Joshua Knop asked: “What are your thoughts about the Lesser Prairie Chicken?”
“I bet it’s tasty, but don’t YOU eat one!
The listing of the prairie chicken as “threatened” was finalized on the 27th under the Endangered Species Act. The proponents of “saving” the prairie chicken that I have heard from have mainly cited the drought as the cause for the diminishing population.
It is disturbing that a bird is put above the lives and livelihood of those who have built their lives off the land.
There is no constitutional authority for the federal government to involve itself. As long as congress refuses to repeal the ESA, states including Oklahoma must draw the line in the sand and end this nonsense. In the 2015 session of the Oklahoma Legislature, I will author legislation protecting Oklahomans from any results of the “threatened” listing or any future “endangered” listing, asserting our rightful authority enshrined in the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.”
Kenny Bob Tapp for
State House District 61
Photo Credit – Description: A Lesser Prairie Chicken (male) in New Mexico
Date 16 April 2011