Poisoning of a Rare Prairie Dog Breed in Lubbock Brings Anger by Activists
The hoopla of the extermination of Prairie Dogs by the City of Lubbock might be making a comeback.
The Examiner online ran a story on Tuesday that the city killed off a rare breed of Prairie Dogs which has purportedly put the city in a bad light.
A group of tourists from Europe came to Lubbock to see the rare animal, but were told that the City of Lubbock came to the private property where the prairie dogs resided and infused the colony with poison.
The Examiner explains the uproar over the exterminations because, “According to biologist, prairie dog expert and coordinator of the group, Gena Seaberg, the genetically rare black-eyed white prairie dog colony, which had a population of several hundred adults and juveniles, was the only one of its kind in the world.”
A group of people taking care of the colony were saddened because relocations were underway to move the prairie dogs to a different location.