The border wall between the U.S. and Mexico could leave some American landowners living on the outside. But according to a recent guest on MSNBC, the big problem is that animals and birds will suffer.
The wall would be an “unprecedented environmental catastrophe,” nature television host Jeff Corwin told MSNBC last week. The biologist said that thanks to President Donald Trump’s border wall project, a wolf species will be “on the chopping block,” while birds will be disturbed and unable to migrate.
On Tuesday’s “Pat & Stu,” the guys wondered why bats and birds can’t simply fly over the wall and why the wolves won’t be smart enough to shift to a nearby location.
“The wall is going to kill off and make extinct the Mexican gray wolf?” Pat Gray asked. “That is as dumb as I’ve ever heard.”
Stu Burguiere pointed out that dramatic rhetoric is common to these kinds of discussions. “They’ll always make these arguments because they want to use the environment. The way they phrase it, ‘in the crosshairs,’ ‘on the chopping block.’ They’d be moving a few feet.”
Correction: The original piece erroneously indicated that Jeff Corwin was an Animal Planet host. Mr. Corwin is not currently associated with the network. We regret the error.