Friday, July 21, 2006

Don't feed wildlife


This image was originally posted at ist-socrates.berkeley.edu


Las Vegas has made it illegal to feed the homeless; much the same story in San Diego, but it's still the home of the free and everything. You didn't read that wrong.


This image was originally posted at Ecoethics.net

2 comments:

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Erik Pappa said...

What many people do not realize is that the mayor of Las Vegas represents fewer than one-third of the residents of the Las Vegas Valley.

Clark County – which is the jurisdiction holding sway over much of the area, including all of the Las Vegas Strip, the airport, the convention center, the university (those areas where the vast majority of tourists frequent) – has no intention of entertaining similar proposals banning the feeding of the homeless.

For those of you who take exception to the mayor’s new law, please understand that many of us in the Las Vegas Valley also disagree with the mayor’s position.

Addressing homelessness in a meaningful way requires a multifaceted and sustained approach since the needs of homeless individuals are varied. The mayor’s anti-feeding ordinance is not part of Clark County’s or the region’s approach to this complex challenge.