I’m not one to start a post with WTF … but Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) wants to turn Santa Rosa Island (part of the Channel Islands) into a hunting preserve … for veterans according to the LATimes.
Hunter’s proposal to open Santa Rosa Island to hunting by disabled veterans would mark the first time public access to a national park has been curtailed for the benefit of a single group of users. It would almost certainly face a court challenge.
Efforts have been ongoing to restore the Channel Islands and preserve the indigenous species … none of which would offer much fun for hunting (as the larger game including birds are almost all endangered or otherwise protected). Even worse, the proposal has been inserted into a pretty much unrelated military authorization bill.
Anyone else thing the name Duncan Hunter is kind funny in this context?
Photo via Flickr — from Justin Donnelly