U.S. Senator Criticizes Efforts to Save Black Footed Ferret
News from Rapid City, South Dakota
As with the domestic ferret, Black- Footed Ferrets face opposition from some government officials.
Efforts to save the Black-Footed Ferret are the subject of criticism according to an article in the Rapid City Journal on August 31, 2016
When speaking about the Endangered Species Act, U.S. Senator, Mike Rounds, stated that the high protection of the black-footed ferret is an example of a costly project with little return.
He said of the efforts to save the black- footed Ferret: “Millions of dollars have been spent for a species with little incline in population.”
Noreen Walsh, Regional Director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was questioned in regard to the efforts to save the black-footed ferret and she defended the protective listing of black-footed ferrets. She said this endangered animal is “on the road to recovery but not there yet.”