Biological Xenophobia


Owl nesting in Eucalyptus. Both are being threatened, often with the support of “environmental protection” groups.

We’ve come to expect very little from large national animal protection groups like HSUS and the ASPCA. In fact, tragically, we expect them to work against animal protection. But what about environmental groups? What about the Sierra Club? The Nature Conservancy? The Audubon Society? The National Resources Defense Council? Are they any better? In many ways, they are not. All over the U.S., animals are being killed, trees are being cut down, poisons are being used with the support of these organizations. In fact, in some cases, they are the ones doing the killing.

How is it that over 50 years after the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, the book that launched the modern environmental movement by alerting the public to the danger of using herbicides and pesticides in the effort to control and destroy nature, that very movement is now a proponent of the use of toxic chemicals?

Read “Biological Xenophobia: The Environmental Movement’s War on Nature,” my latest column in the Huffington Post by clicking here.


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