John Balzar, in the LA Times today, talking about a:
“…rub-their-noses-in-it statement offered recently in a court case brought by the Center for Biological Diversity. In a feather-brained brief, the administration argued that conservationists should consider the upside of bird deaths at a remote Navy live-fire range. “Bird-watchers get more enjoyment spotting a rare bird than they do spotting a common one.” Besides, the government added, Navy bombardment keeps away people who might otherwise disturb the birds.”
It’s GOOD to kill birds because birdwatchers get more enjoyment spotting rare birds. What’s left to say here? Go read the whole thing.