Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Oyster project killed

New York Harbor, as most harbors, could use more oysters. But alas, it's not to be since a Baykeeper oyster restoration project had to be killed out of fear that poachers might steal the oysters, eat them, and become sick.

There are so many layers of irony here I don't even know where to start.

If they steal the oysters and get sick, we're supposed to worry about them? Sorry, eating stolen oysters should make people sick, this would be divine justice. The reason for killing the oyster project was to protect the legitimate shellfish industry, since oysters making people sick might hurt legal shellfish business. This seems crazy. Save the NY oysters, they deserve a chance and we need them to thrive.

1 comment:

Miriam said...

NOOO! Seriously, this is terrible reasoning - if you drink Gowanus Canal water you will ALSO become sick. Lordy.