Friday, October 2, 2009

Racism Against Birds

Wildlife experts in Britain have upped the ante in the ongoing effort to render the word "racism" meaningless. Just when you thought misuse of the term couldn't get more ridiculous than the constant attempts by Obama supporters to label any criticism of the president racist, comes Dr. Ian Rotherham, Director of the Environmental Change Research Unit at Sheffield Hallam University and his fellow experts. Reacting to an official designation of the ring-necked parakeet as a "pest" species, Rotherham had this to say,
"If there is a problem - for example with the birds taking fruit - then we have to take steps to deal with it. If you start to label it as alien then that is some sort of racism. Eco-xenophobia is the label I would use.
Since it's a foreign bird, labeling it as a pest, or actually noting that it is an alien species is a type of racism according to Rotherham. With this in mind it might be necessary to start an affirmative action program for the ring-necked parakeet and all other birds that are victims of racist discrimination. According to the report, it is now "possible to shoot the birds without a licence." This is an outrage! Because of racial profiling these parakeets are now subject to summary execution. It sounds like someone needs to bring a lawsuit against the UK on behalf of the oppressed and persecuted parakeets.

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