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Tories want Bigfoot on endangered list ahead of actual creatures confirmed to exist?

You know, it’s nice to see Mike Lake – Conservative MP in Alberta – want to put Bigfoot on the endangered species list. But, how about we try protecting the verified-to-exist species in danger first, like the Spotted Owl for example? You remember – the species that had fallen to 17 remaining in Canada, yet then-Environment Minister Rona Ambrose claimed there was no threat to them?

Priorities, Tories… Priorities. Even when they want to act like environmental stewards, they get it wrong… must be ingrained in the ideology or something to act irrationally when it comes to protecting the environment.

[email protected]:35pm: To be fair, this story found by Lord Kitchener suggests that MP Lake is really only presenting the petition because he’s doing a service to his constituents who signed the petition, not because  he personally believes in it.  The spotted owl example still stands though – particularly to his constituents. Save the real animals first.. when the legend gets proven, then go try saving it.

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20 comments to Tories want Bigfoot on endangered list ahead of actual creatures confirmed to exist?

  • Well JimBobby,

    I have found some films of bigfoot and posted them. At my homepage.

    Maybe get some Kokanee beer and see if you can lure one in?

  • Yer right, Frank. I gotta travel some if I wanna bag a bigfoot. I thought I seen one in Port Dover but it turned out it was a bigass biker on Friday the 13th.
    JB

  • Didn’t know you had them around Nanticoke, JimBobby.

    Always understood they preferred to live around boreal forest vover in mountainous terrain.

    Unless, of course, your annual huntin’ trip takes you to BC’s Rainbow Country or the Kootenays.

    Hmmm… maybe I should start a petition to also list Ogopogo as endangered (tastes just like chicken).

  • Whooee! Does this mean my annual bigfoot huntin’ trip is off? Dang! I just bought a new assault rifle, too. All the bigfoot rugs an’ stuffed bigfoot trophies must be takin’ a toll on the species’ population. I reckon maybe they oughta ban killin’ bigfoots except if yer eatin’ the meat. Mmmm… bigfoot burgers on the barbie.

    Diane Finley’s my MP. Maybe I can start up a petition to to save endangered tooth fairies an’ Diane’ll be compelled to present the petition to the House o’ Comments.

    Between wastin’ time on imaginary creatures and wastin’ time on hockey controversies, Parliament ain’t gonna have time to do any really important stuff like killin’ ATM fees.

    JB

  • Jay

    Just so you know where I am coming from.

    http://tinyurl.com/2k74gb

    http://tinyurl.com/34xh6u

    http://tinyurl.com/2klnus

    I didn’t think it was off topic at all.

    Respected scientists don’t add things to lists that have no proof. Read the links I posted above and you will see that their IS a link between creationists and big foot. It is also well discussed in a book and documentary called “The Blind Watchmaker”.

  • [quote comment=”3923″]I cannot stop giggling….

    I may have to run with this Scott…With full credit to you of course. :em62:[/quote]

    Oh, pleeeeeeeeease. Go for it.

    As if the whole Shane Doan thing wasn’t trivial enough…

  • I’m not sure what beliefs of mine you criticized exactly, Jay. I just said I thought you were off-topic.

    To be honest, if “Bigfoot” were found to be real tomorrow, that doesn’t prove anything – other then the creature is real. For people to try and attach some religious significance to it would be silly.

    Some of us Christians don’t disbelieve evolution either, by the way. We might think it was “divinely guided”, but the point is.. not all Christians are hostile to science.

  • Lord Kitchener's Own

    Still don’t know for sure if Lake supports the petition or not, but here are some quotes (actually from Lake) of interest (LINK):

    “You don’t make judgment calls on petitions,” Lake told Sun Media yesterday. “We try to do it as a service to constituents.”

    Asked whether or not he believed in Bigfoot, the Tory offered a firm “No,” followed by a chuckle.

    “But if he did exist, I’m sure he would vote NDP,” Lake kidded.

    Again, maybe there’s more to it, but I don’t get the impression from the above that Lake actually wants to add Big Foot to the Endangered Species List.

  • Jay

    Scott,

    Just because I have a intolerance for ideological religious under pinnings doesn’t disqualify me from putting forward the argumants that have been thrown at science.

    I am not saying they started it but they have linked the mistaken “human” footprints to big foot and continue to push the cretionism agenda. Its a move meant to discredit evolution and palentology, both which strike at the heart of cretionism.

    If you don’t want me to comment here again because I criticized your beliefs then say so instead of trying to push the idea I am an anti-theist who will say anything because he’s got a hate on.

  • Jay:

    I realize you have a hostility to religion.. but I don’t see what that has to do with the Bigfoot story. I think you’re a tad off-topic. The Bigfoot legend didn’t get started by the religious right.

  • Jay

    Not surprised.

    We all know there are a lot of so-cons from evangelical roots in the CPC. Creationism originated as a result of an evangelical mistaking a partial dinosaur foot print (the heel) for a human foot print. In other words this is the proof man walked with dinosaurs. The desire to include the so called big foot would add legitimacy to the claims of evangelicals that the world is only 6000 years old.

    The mistaken foot print is sometimes attributed to big foot and these were found with dino foot prints thus they could claim big foot existed with dinosaurs and humans are related to big foot thus Darwin was wrong in their mind.

    Pretty pathetic. How much more proof do we need that the CPC has no understanding of science, even in general, let alone be able to tackle an issue like climate change. Rona couldn’t even muster the political will to protect real animals such as owls.

    Should we expect unicorns soon?

  • Given the behaviour of the Tories on the Environment file of late, I’ve no doubt to believe he actually wants this.

  • It has to look foolish to stand up and promote these petitions.

    Perhaps a campaign for silly petitions in Conservative ridings will make them the laughing stocks the majority of us know them for.

  • Lord Kitchener's Own

    The story isn’t clear, it’s true Scott, but I think it’s at least possible (if not probable) that the STORY is wrong. The story says that “Mike Lake has called for Bigfoot to be protected under Canada’s species at risk act” but nowhere is Lake quoted, and the only quotes in the article are from the text of the petition brougth to him by his constituents, and from the man who organized the petition (Todd Standing, NOT Mike Lake).

    Mike Lake brought a petition from his constituents to Parliament. That doesn’t mean he supports the petition. Bringing a petition to the House from your constituents is not the same as calling for the House to act on the petition. I get the feeling the writer has confused bringing a petition to the House, and calling for action on a petition’s aims. The fact that there are no quotes from the man the article claims is calling for this action, and several quotes from the petition, and from the man who actually IS calling for this action makes me suspicious. It’s a little strange to claim that someone “says” X, and then fail to actually quote them saying anything at all.

    Maybe Mike Lake supports this petition. I just haven’t seen anything that indicates he even signed it, nevermind wants it acted upon.

    I guess we’ll see.

  • Hope you don’t mind if I just cut and paste what I wrote on the board about this.

    Crazy or crazy like a fox?

    This enables the Cons to throw a bone to those westerns who so believe, and at the same time make a mockery of the endangered species list which will enable arguments against it’s validity in future cases regarding logging, mining etc.

  • pale

    I cannot stop giggling….

    I may have to run with this Scott…With full credit to you of course. :em62:

  • The story I linked to would indicate otherwise LKO:

    Bigfoot, the legendary hairy man-like beast said to roam the wildernesses of North America, is not shy, merely so rare it risks extinction and should be protected as an endangered species. So says Canadian MP Mike Lake who has called for Bigfoot to be protected under Canada’s species at risk act, alongside Whooping Cranes, Blue Whales, and Red Mulberry trees.

  • Lord Kitchener's Own

    In Lake’s defence, I haven’t read anywhere that HE wants to put Bigfoot on the Endangered Species List. This isn’t HIS petition, it is a petition from some of his constituents. It’s kinda his job to bring petitions from his constituents to Parliament. In fact, I think he might actually be OBLIGATED to do so.

    Todd Standing may be wasting Parliament’s time by creating this petition, but I’m not sure it’s Mike Lake’s fault that the petitioners are from his riding, and that he’s their representative.

  • Insane.

    The day I stop being an enviromentalist is the day that Conservatives are declared endangered

    I’ll throw away my Green shirt and buttons, mount the biggest bloody bulldozer I can find and I’ll personally pave their habitat until the last one chokes on it’s own bile. When I’m done I’ll wipe my brow with a seal pelt and burn a barrel of oil in celebration :em08:

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