Friday, February 08, 2008

Proof that border walls block wildlife in AZ & SW

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Bush/Cheney's border Berlin Walls block and harm wildlife


TUCSON -- This is a recent photo obtained anonymously of desert mule deer stuck at the border wall in southern Arizona.

These deer were trying to cross in to Mexico, maybe they heard DHS Sec. Chertoff was just in town.

Freedom of movement is critical to healthy wildlife populations, and border walls block wildlife movement. Humans just find their way around.

8 comments:

Veronica said...

Alas, the critters are always the ones to "take it in the shorts" when we humans have our political/social differences.

Chris said...

Nicely done on the photo. Too bad our overzealous politicians don't really think through the entire issue of illegal immigration -- like that our economy depends on it. So does wildlife.

Roger said...

That is a good photo and one of the few photos that provides proof to these fear mongering immigration fanatics that this un-needed wall hurts wildlife. This will no doubt disrupt wildlife habitat and we will not see as many animals due to the lack of connectivity. The extinction of the jaguar in the US only seems like a matter of time now. Shame on those conservatives for blaming all of the problems that they have caused for the US on Mexico...

Anonymous said...

Hey Dan - what is your proposal for resolving this http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=dd7_1190926677 ??

why not sue the bush admin over this?

not enough profit for the so called enviros here?

answer or censor - its your call.....

Daniel R. Patterson said...

anon. -- Trash is part of the problem, and walls won't solve it.

slammer89 said...

So the wall stops the free flow of animals across the border. There are fences along every highway in America designed to do exactly the same thing. Do you all advocate that animals travel freely across highways so as to not inhibit flow?

While the border fence may inhibit free travel, neither the picture, nor the previous commenters, have shown where the animals have been harmed.

For the record, I'd love to have the animals travel freely across the border. If someone has a workable solution for that, while stopping the flow of illegal immigrants, then I'd be the first to jump on board.

Daniel R. Patterson said...

Hwy. fences are designed to keep livestock off roads, wildlife can usually go under or jump over them.

Yes, we do need to create more over and underpasses for wildlife to safely cross hwys. AZGFD is doing this for bighorn sheep in Mohave Cty.

There is a solution: wildlife-friendly vehicle barriers. Where installed on the border, these work.

Anonymous said...

Walls aren't great but the coming North American Union is a very bad thing, it's going to be used to strip the liberties and rights of everybody through the replacement of the US constitution and monetary system.. the North American continent is going to be turned into a big Wal-Mart run by corrupt politicians who lie to the populations for the purpose of exploiting them .. the issue is much bigger than just immigration.. notice the page calls it the "Bush / Cheney" wall, but that is incorrect, Bush and Cheney are doing everything they can for their not to be a wall.. A lot of people support the North American Union because they don't know the full story of it and don't realize that it will be the hijacking of the North American Continent for the selfish gains of a few ruling elite..