Host Doug Storm welcomes guests Alyce Miller, Dave Rollo, Sandra Shapshay, and Lisa Sideris for Part II of our discussion about the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve deer cull scheduled to begin in November and last through the end of February.
There is great contention between groups opposed to the violent intervention of a kill and those who feel the kill is necessary to protect biodiversity at Griffy Lake Nature Preserve.
We try in the second half of the show to understand the “gift” in Genesis 1:28.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.(KJV)
The implicit question in both of our programs comes from Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring:
Who has decided—who has the right to decide—for the countless legions of people who were not consulted that the supreme value is a world without insects, even though it be also a sterile world ungraced by the curving wing of a bird in flight? The decision is that of the authoritarian temporarily entrusted with power; he has made it during a moment of inattention by millions to whom beauty and the ordered world of nature still have meaning that is deep and imperative.
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Of related interest:
Two groups of note are mentioned in the program: The Humane Society of the United States and The Nature Conservancy. Here are the “SourceWatch” pages for both.
Host and Producer, Doug Storm
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