The folks at Seeker have an interesting perspective on Trump’s idiotic Mexican border wall proposal. Speaking with local wildlife experts who have seen the affects of the 350 miles of wall already in place, the proposed additional 1,000 miles of wall will displace animals and disrupt their natural roaming patterns. According to them, the wall will do little to prevent illegal immigrants – but will certainly impact wildlife.
Camera trap data from Arizona found that the wall did not prevent illegal immigrants from crossing into the United States, but wholly stopped wildlife movement.
“Humans are good at building big, deep tunnels with electricity, and are good at building big ladders, catapults — not a joke — and using drones and more. Animals are not,” Jesse Lasky, a Penn State biologist, told Seeker.
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