In a recent court ruling a Divisional Court Judge supported the right of industry to kill or destroy habitat of rare and endangered species as long as it was done ‘with as little harm as possible’.
With this decision and the government’s regulation that basically negates the positive effects of the Endangered Species Act Ontario has joined the list of the worst nations in the world in terms of its interest in the protection and preservation of rare flora and fauna.
Let your feelings be known: email@example.com
Ontario Nature and Wildlands League is extremely disappointed with an Ontario Divisional Court ruling that upholds an Ontario Provincial Regulation exempting major industries from the provisions of the Endangered Species Act, and allows these industries to kill species and/or destroy their habitat.
Once the best in species protection a 2013 new Ontario regulation gave pretty much a free pass to kill endangered or threatened species and destroy their habitat ‘ as long as the harm is minimized’! AS LONG AS THE HARM IS MINIMISED? What the H… does this mean?
Potentially affected are the American Eel, Blanding’s Turtle, Lakeside Daisy, Acadian Flycatcher and the seriously threatened Woodland Caribou where these exist.
We should all support Ontario Nature’s effort’s to keep this fight going! Where is this all going to end? What industries are involved? Should we be talking to them if the government won’t listen?
EMAIL YOUR SUPPORT TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will pass this on! Very important!
Painted Turtles in Rouge Park