The Pacific Legal Foundation tries to reign in some nutsy interpretations of the Endangered Species Act
But think where that logic ultimately leads. By defining different species based on behavior, how many different species of humans do you think that there would be?
The claimed distinction largely stems from hatchery and natural fish survival rates. Hatchery fish have a higher survival rate from egg to smolt, but a lower survival rate from smolt to adult. Yet, that is hardly surprising. Many of the weaker naturally spawned fish have already died off so that there are fewer of them to die off in the next stage. In the past, the government’s policies have lurched from one extreme to another. . . .