In the news today: Phony “ecoterrorism” arrests across the nation. Alleged members of the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front were busted by the FBI out West and more arrests are expected. The federales have said these guys who destroy only property that destroys the planet and free caged animals are "the nation's leading domestic terror threat". One of our least favorite rightwingnut enemies of the Earth, Senator James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, chairman of the Senate Environment and Pubic Works Committee, has compared ELF & ALF to Al Qaeda. Our question: what are they smoking in DC?? Next question: Who’s next? pie throwers?
Like we said, it's the Critters Show, Part 2 so we'll have a look at some of the keystone species around the planet and how they fare in the face of six and a half billion humans and their toys. The whales; lions; wolves; lynx; sea turtles, to name a few.
What’s the matter with WalMart? Ask the Spotted Turtle or the Spadefoot Toad! Jennifer Seavey clues us in during the second half of the show on the critters who may be endangered by the new proposed WalMart in Hadley, MA Like the late Wampanoag medicine man, Slow Turtle used to say: "We don't need anymore stores".
On the Bus Stop Billboard we have FLOWN THE COOP: CHANGES IN MASSCHUSETTS BIRD POPULATIONS at the Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton on Tuesday, February 7, 7 p.m. and TAMING THE BEAST: REDUCING ENERGY USE AT HOME at the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 525 South Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA. Check the Hitchcock website for other programs.
That's it 'til next time: same bat time, same bat channel!