Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Letter: Bundy vs. biodiversity
First Published Apr 21 2014 06:58 pm • Last Updated Apr 21 2014 06:58 pm

Thank you for the editorial, "Bundy is a lawbreaker, not a hero" (April 15). In addition to Cliven Bundy flaunting federal authority over public land, he’s violating the Endangered Species Act. The lands that his livestock are trespassing on are designated critical habitat for the Mojave desert tortoise, a species threatened with extinction.

If human-caused threats to a species aren’t removed from critical habitat, the very survival of that animal or plant is compromised, and this also affects the likelihood of recovery, costing taxpayers even more money while the species lingers on the endangered list. His noncompliance harms everyone who cares about biodiversity and the protection and preservation of natural areas.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Greta Anderson

Tucson, Ariz.




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.