Spending $1.25 Million on Bridges for Squirrels Isn’t the Worst Idea Arizona Has Ever Had
Okay, so Arizona is spending $1.25 million to build bridges for the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel and of course a bunch of people are in a big huff.
ABC News reports that without the bridges, approximately five squirrels would be killed a year and there are only 250 are known to be in existence.
Yes, that works out to $5,000 a squirrel but considering the fact that animals are far more responsible and respectful inhabitants of the planet than humans, we’ve got no beef with this.
Especially considering the fact that Arizona has had far worse ideas in its history including opposing Martin Luther King Day until 1992, its asinine immigration policy and the Phoenix Coyotes.
Arizona Spends $1.25M to Save 250 Squirrels [ABC News via Tax Policy Blog]