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Published: Friday, March 7 2014 6:28 p.m. MST

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Red Smith
American Fork, UT

Why not relocate the June Sucker to other parts of the country and world where there is similar habitat.

The Endangered Species Act is to prevent the extinction of animals. Move this special fish to 30 new locations instead of spending $50 million to build a home for a fish that can't survive in the Provo Bay Area anymore without welfare.

As the population increases, then the fish won't be endangered anymore and he world is a better place. Better to un-endanger the June Sucker than to keep it on costly life supports.

30 to 100 more locations for the June Suckers around the world would be more effective than to continue the program as being administered today.

I know it. I Live it. I Love it.
Provo, UT

Chase,

I once lived by a couple guys who took a base-ball bat around the neighborhood. They beat this dog, then they beat him again. Then they found other dogs and continued.

To accept anything about it as moral or tolerable is beyond feeling. If you cannot possibly care for the animal, I'd ask that you care for the child who lost something he truly loved.

God indeed does judge us for what we do to other people, and indeed animals. When I see a starving horse that's been neglected... I have less feeling than my wife. I look at the owner and wonder what was so hard about being a good steward or shepherd over the animals in their care. I'm thinking of it from a more technical lens. But my wife... no. She doesn't. Women have a love for animals far greater. And if you think you'd be justified in treating animals however you like, I have a feeling God will hear the complaints of His daughters.

An endangered species is often debated, so I'd understand you letting a fish die. But our actions will be judged.

county mom
Monroe, UT

To those who dream of Utah lake being a blue pristine lake?

It is a very shallow warm water lake where the green scum used to stick to you. You had to pick your spot to fall while water skiing or you were covered with scum.
My grandparents remember it being a low shallow scummy lake, as did my great grandparents who came here as pioneers. The Native Americans caught and killed the big suckers in June because that is when they were easily caught spawning up in the swampy areas by the mouth of the Provo river, otherwise they could not be scene in all the scum.
The reason the June suckers got so big was because of the warm shallow water and all the scum to eat!
Make it blue and clean and pristine and you will kill the fish!

Southern
Phoenix, AZ

Do it. Utah Lake and its uniqueness needs to be embraced, not tossed in the garbage like it's been the last 70-80 years. Oh yeah, and give it back its original name: Timpanogos Lake.

Jamescmeyer
Midwest City, USA, OK

People may be mistaking the intent of Chase's post. Though it perhaps could've used a bit of temperence, it seems primarily motivated by a discomfort(one that I share!) about "one old man"'s unnecessary remark.

I doubt that he actually justifies unnecessary harm or suffering to animals at all, rather his intent is probably to help establish a sense of priority.

andyjaggy
American Fork, UT

I don't understand how religious people who believe that God created this world, who looked at his creation when he was done and said it was good and was pleased by it, could be so callous in caring for this planet and it's animals.

God's ultimate creation was us, I am not arguing animals take precedence. However I do believe that if we really and honestly believe in the creation than we would hold God's work with a high degree of reverence and respect, and frankly I don't see that here in Utah. I also believe that with a little thought and some inspiration God would help us find ways to provide for our needs while at the same time caring for his creations. Unfortunately that attitude is completely lost in today's world of extremes, if you even remotely care about the environment you are a leftist liberal hippy.

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

I like the fish...in fact so much I would love to see all of them out on the bank where I can enjoy them even more

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