You and I both know what would be happening in this country right now, they would completely shut down the (several) suspected counties where this little morsel was suspected of coming from and fuck anyone who was in the middle of trying to make a living there, while they scoured the country side with butterfly nets looking for another one of these fucking things.
Don't get me wrong, I love shit like this, where some long thought lost little delicacy has been rediscovered.
My point is , look what happened there, compared to what happens here.
Just so ya know, I about puked when I started reading the article at that link.
I can be a bit of a tree hugger but trees make the world go round and Forest Managery and Logging used to employ millions of workers around the world, especially in the area I grew up in and that all came to a screeching halt because of the Spotted Owl.
Where I grew up used to be the largest lumber exporting port in the entire fucking world.
Now there is nothing left, all the saw mills, lumber yards, trucks, fallers, buckers, chip plants, paper mills, dock workers, every fucking related industry is still dead and now the government checks making up for the loss of revenue because of the controversial shut down of the forests because of the conservationist firestorm of these small birds in question, are about to dry up.
Look for a new contender to the disaster Appalachia is in the next few years, on the West Coast.
Let us not forget the Marbled Murrelet and the Snowy Plover in the scheme of things around here.
I have to think they all taste like chicken with a little BBQ sauce on a grill.
Good on 'em for finding a lost specie.
Grab a butterfly net and a bottle of BBQ sauce before the fucking government hears about it.