While dong my daily checks on what is happening in the Gulf I ran across this story: Oil Spill: BP Lawsuit For Burning Turtles Alive Reaches Settlement. While admirable that someone cares about the plight of the sea turtles, myself included, do we not have more serious things to worry about in this situation right now?
From the article, "The lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Animal Welfare Institute and other groups said they were virtually certain turtles have been caught and burned in the corrals BP is using to capture and burn oil."
Well that is good enough for me. I am virtually certain that I have been caught in a pathetic economy because of our leader's malfeasance as well. Where do I sign up for a settlement?
"The lawsuit accused BP PLC of violating the Endangered Species Act."
Don't get me wrong I feel a whole lot better knowing the families of these sea turtles will be reimbursed by the Animal Welfare Institute with BP's money after the families are identified. But here is a question for you.
How do you identify the families of sea turtles? I mean in many cases we can't even identify who the right father is in humans today. But we can do this for sea turtles? I am virtualy certain that immediate family members of the sea turtle victims will not be getting a dime. Anyone else see a problem here?
This is another asinine statement: "Mark Proegler, a spokesman for the oil giant, said Thursday that the company has tried to avoid accidentally burning turtles. He said crews in boats look for turtles before oil is burned. He said they can stop the burns if any turtles are spotted."
If anyone believes this I have some beachfront property in Louisiana that won't be affected by the oil spill to sell you.
BP has proven from the outset that they are about the money period. From the time they started drilling to efforts at cleanup. To think they give one iota of attention to a burning sea turtle and are willing to stop a burn to save it is just not realistic.
Just like thinking a quick settlement with some Animal Welfare group to shut them up is crucial right now.
What about the families who are literally being starved to death or forced to move because of this disaster. What about the families of the dolphins, crabs, shrimp, and sharks.
And I don't mean the land sharks who are holding up progress for humans. I mean the aquatic kind. I'm going to represent them. The aquatic sharks and wait for my settlement. Someone has to.
I can't wait to see the settlement agreement and just how much the Animal Welfare Institute is going to get.
In the meantime pay attention to the idiots in control with this.
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