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Minnesota Unilaterally Changes Name of “Asian Carp” to Avoid Offending Anyone
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 3, 2014 @ 12:28 pm In The Point | 50 Comments
Maybe Minnesota can have politically correct names for all animals. And its own biology textbooks to reflect that.
The Minnesota Senate on Monday approved John Hoffman’s (D-MN) bill to change the name “Asian carp” so called because the species originates from Asia, to “invasive carp”. Since Asian carp were introduced in the U.S. in the 1970′s, the fish have spread to dozens of states causing destruction in the delicate ecosystems of the waterways.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been fighting off the most invasive species, the black carp from China, the Silver carp from Vietnam, and Grass carp from China from spreading into the Great Lakes were the fish could do massive damage the regions fishing industry. While arguing his case on the Senate floor, Hoffman said that referring to the fish as “Asian” was hurtful to some people…
The fish are from Asia. Geography, not race. The Colorado potato beetle is from Colorado. Are we going to change its name?
And what about Dutch Elm Disease? Invasive Elm Disease? Is killing Asian Carp now a hate crime?
Once the P.C. madness breaks out, there’s no stopping it. I’m sorry, that should be invasive madness.
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