Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Voters Want Maui's Dolphin Saved

There are only 55 Maui's dolphins left. Less than five dozen!!!
We WILL see this critically-endangered subspecies become extinct in our lifetime - probably within the next DECADE - unless our politicians act NOW.
Mallard's completely QUACKERS!
And yet, in the countdown to this year's election, Labour's Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard continues to push a flakey dream that the long-extinct moa can be brought back to life through DNA technology, and become a tourist attraction!
Mallard says moa could return to the Rimutaka Forest Park (in his electorate): "It would certainly give us international focus and frankly I can't think of a better place."
His leader David Cunliffe: "It's not official Party policy."
But Mallard's absolutely serious that New Zealand should be taking advantage of science as it develops...with provisos: "I only want the small moa. I don't want 240kg ones, 3.5 metres tall. I'd like ones that I could pat on the head."
Riiiiiiiiight. So Mallard wants some sort of cute feathered pet, with no true intent to save a species! This may explain the dire plight of the world's smallest dolphin, on our own doorstep. Mallard was at one time the Minister for the Environment: he could have made a difference. Now instead he wants to re-birth a bloody giant chicken!
A World Wildlife Foundation poll by Colman Brunton found 60% of NZ voters would be more likely to vote for a political party that expanded a ban on set and trawl nets to cover the entire area that Maui's dolphin live in.
Election Day is 20 September...just a thought.

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