Several groups have filed a petition with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to list the Monarch Butterfly as an endangered species. The decline in the Monarch population is greatly influenced by loss of habitat in the US and Mexico. The Monarch’s only host plant is Milkweed. As the supply of milkweed dwindles, so does the Monarch population. The Monarchs need more milkweed, not protection under the Endangered Species Act. The ESA will make it ILLEGAL to raise Monarchs in classrooms, camps, libraries and even your home.
The petition to list the Monarch as an endangered species is primed
to do more damage to the Monarch population than anything to date.
Chip Taylor of Monarch Watch has already proven that an increase in
habitat produces an increase in population. As milkweed is the ONLY
source of food for the Monarch caterpillar, it goes to say, NO
milkweed equals NO Monarchs. We live in a large farming community
and if this petition looks like it will become law, EVERY farmer in
the area will go running to Monsanto to purchase enough RoundUp to
kill EVERY milkweed plant in sight BEFORE the act goes in to effect
to prevent the government from taking control of their land.
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