A member of the Canadian Mounted Police by the name of Mike Lake has officially notified the Canadian Parliament that he believes that Bigfoot should be added to the nation’s Species at Risk Act. This is similar to the Endangered Species List in the United States. According to Mr. Lake, the creature that is also known as the Sasquatch is real, and is endangered. The reason, he says that there have not been more sightings in North America of Bigfoot is because the creature is endangered, not necessarily shy like many believe.
Yes, this is a blog about war. And yes, this post is relevant. Bear with me.
“In the 21st century, no military strategy can be considered complete unless it recognizes and manages the risks that damaging the environment will pose to the military’s operational readiness.” This according to the Canadian army’s official website. ”The Army Environmental Strategy implicitly recognizes these risks and acknowledges our moral obligation to protect the environment, while offering a roadmap for the way ahead.”
“The troops are out there to do one thing,” said Capt. [Chuck] Roeder, “and that’s to train for operations. But they need to keep in mind that if something they’re going to do is going to have a negative impact on the environment, maybe there’s another way to do it.” He added, “It’s difficult when the primary function of the area is to support military training, but the bottom line is that it’s not our land, and we can’t leave any negative environmental legacy for the province.”
So what happens is Bigfoot gains official protection? Suddenly, huge swaths of western Canada might be designated as Bigfoot habitat, potentially limiting live-fire training at important bases such as Suffield. And that means soldiers who are less prepared for combat. In short, Bigfoot might seriously undermine Canada’s ability to train effective forces for its growing role in the long war against extremism.