This press release was yesterday (April 1st) and many bigfooters jumped on it as a great thing, including Melba Ketchum who advocates protection for Sasquatch as a native people. I’m not buying it. What do you think?
Today, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is filing a lawsuit against the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, requesting judicial review of the agency’s May 2012 administrative finding that Bigfoot is an indigenous “nongame” species that can therefore be hunted without a permit.
“Cryptozoological creatures like Bigfoot must not be deprived appropriate legal protections,” says ALDF attorney Chris Berry. “The lack of credible evidence that Bigfoot is indigenous to Texas sets a clear legal prohibition on Sasquatch hunts in the Lone Star State.”
When we originally covered the news story about this May 2012 event, we were harassed by a Bigfoot proponent. So, I removed it. Here is a rundown of what happened and what the Texas game official said.
A non-protected nongame animal may be hunted on private property with landowner consent by any means, at any time and there is no bag limit or possession limit.
An exotic animal is an animal that is non-indigenous to Texas. Unless the exotic is an endangered species then exotics may be hunted on private property with landowner consent. A hunting license is required.
So, as a result of that, things got blown out of context.
I’ll reiterate my position. If this is NOT a deliberate joke by the ALDF, it is incomprehensible. Contrary to many wishful thinkers in the state of Texas and elsewhere, BIGFOOT HAS NOT BEEN ESTABLISHED TO ACTUALLY EXIST.
Many Bigfooters live in a state of irrationality which is why I eschew posting much about the field except that which makes mainstream news. The search for Bigfoot has become a religious quest for many and also, for some, seems to be actually backed by the Bible! I wasn’t involved in the previous heyday of Bigfoot back in the 60′s and 70′s but this is really insane right now.
Job for you: Can someone check to see if an actual lawsuit HAS been filed? I can’t seem to find information on that.
UPDATE: Melba’s gullibility is painful. That’s what’s sad.
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