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Monday, March 8, 2010

Menacing Interlopers

Posted By on 03.08.10 at 07:00 AM

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As the vile Asian carp leaps and wriggles ever closer to the Great Lakes, Rick Telander wonders when people will wake up to the fact that "no fish, plant, animal, bird, insect or living cell should be transferred from one place to another and released because it seemed like a good idea at the time." (Those are his italics.)

Telander continued, in his Sunday column in the Sun-Times, "Buckthorn, kudzu, walking catfish, lionfish, milfoil, zebra mussels, purple loose strife, German cockroaches, Japanese cedar longhorn beetles, Mediterranean fruit flies, Siberian white-toothed moths, Gambia rats, South American squirrel monkeys, Asian lady beetles ... kill em all!"

But for the horse and the orange, what about a trial first?

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