Toast, It's not just for breakfast anymore: Why I Hate Environmentalists - Part Infinity +1

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Why I Hate Environmentalists - Part Infinity +1

What is the best thing that could ever happen to the ocean nearest your home? Simple. It might become infested with Alaskan King Crab. They are easily the tastiest thing to come out of the sea. Catching one of these things is like catching 8 lobster all at once (one lobster for each leg).

Yet, when the Alaskan King Crab found it's way to Norway and the Bering Sea, purposely put there by the USSR decades ago btw, the environmentalists immediately started worrying that it would destroy the local ecosystem. No actual examples of the destruction, just worries about the possibility of it.

Here I am, thinking how wonderful it would be that the price might drop because of this ample new supply, so we can eat king crabs more than once or twice a year. At the same time environmentalists are worrying that the oceans are going to stop producing any food at all because of it. Years have passed since introduction, since expansion, and since initial harvesting. No known damage so far. But they're still whining about it.

What's the deal? Are ecoscuzzballs so afraid of change that even positive change is bad in their eyes? I'm beginning to think that if fat wild cows started showing up near towns of starving Africans, environmentalists would try to get them exterminated rather than let the locals eat them, citing the unnaturalness of cows roaming the plains.

Screw you, envirohippie. And pass the clarified butter. And some toast.

Clarification: I'm not talking about snow crabs. They're very good too, but king crab is in an entirely different league. If you've never had it, waste $30 on a pound of it. If you like any food from the sea at all, you'll be hooked.

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