Comment on Perry's "What Are Your Thoughts?"
We live in a world of overreactions. Why can't bigfoot be discovered and not get any new protections?. Well,its because of money. During the 90s the environmentalist came out of the woodwork to perpetrate a hoax on the American people by claiming the northern spotted owl would die off if old growth forest was logged. Million of acres of land were locked up only to burn in horrific forest fires some years later.Then it was discovered the owl can adapt to younger forest so again the federal government locked up more land to logging. As this happened the big lumber companies went to South America and started logging the rain forest. This unneeded action caused small towns to disappear all over the country. Millions of jobs disappeared and to this day have never recovered. This was all just because of a bird, Bigfoot is not a bird. Environmentalist would certainly claim the animal needs federal protection and demand all logging cease on federal lands.
If Bigfoot is discovered to be real (in which I believe they already have) the outcry for protection would overshadow the economy in the west and other mountainous regions. The effect would be absolutely devastating for the US. Most of us know that bigfoot doesn't need extra land. They have plenty of land for their numbers. Most always when people and bigfoot come together it's by accident and the bigfoot runs away. They must know that humans are a threat to them otherwise they would come closer to us. Bears are the same. They stay clear of humans except by some accident. Hers a fact. Wildfires destroy more forest in one year than loggers did in fifty. The days of clear cutting are gone and loggers want to use the forest responsively so that the forest will be here for our children and on.
Thank you for your thoughtful comment. ... Linda Newton-Perry