This is slightly off-topic, but still is representative of the utter ignorance, racism and disregard for The Wild and animal species extinction - the blind imbicilic arrogance of the trump regime, especially with regard to the “apartheid wall” along the southern border, and the wildlife that will be threatened and killed by such idiotic political opportunism and racism!
" Last week, the US supreme court issued a ruling allowing the Trump administration to waive 28 federal laws, including the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Air Act, and begin construction on 33 new miles of border wall in the heart of the valley – and right through the butterfly center."
" On any given day at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas, visitors can to see more than 60 varieties of butterflies. In the spring and fall, monarchs and other species can blanket the center’s 100 acres of subtropical bushlands that extend from the visitor center to to the banks of the Rio Grande river"
This the trump regime of environmental & animal stupidity and destruction will jeopardize, diminish and destroy!
““Scientists are not activists. It goes against their grain and training to make political statements,” says Robert Peters, a scientist himself and the senior southwest representative at the conservation nonprofit Defenders of Wildlife. ”So when 2,700 of them sign a letter opposing the [US-Mexico] border wall, you know the wall is an ecological disaster.””
" Thousands of scientists have supported a call to recognise the harm Donald Trump’s border wall will have on native wildlife along the US-Mexico border.
The borderlands are home to more than 1,500 native plant and animal species, and cover some of North America’s most biologically diverse areas.
Placing a physical barrier between the two nations, will destroy this unique habitat, block species migrations and drive others to regional extinction, the scientists have argued."