Yesterday it was frogs, today it’s turtles that are under threat, mostly from human over-consumption. So says no less credible a source than the New York Times. According to this reputable news source, two-thirds of all species of tortoises and fresh-water turtles soon may be eaten into extinction. The Times calls for stiffer regulations and closer monitoring.
In the wake of reactionary rulings by the Supreme Court that seized a woman’s right to abortion after the Justices had unleashed potentially lethal freedoms to gun owners, one can only shudder at the prospect of the court’s upcoming decision on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).