Monday, August 20, 2007

Government Moles

The Christian Science Monitor
20 August 2007

750 million rodents devouring crops in Spain

Voles have caused 30 million Euros' worth of damage to crops.

By Lisa Abend and Geoff Pingree Correspondents of The Christian
Science Monitor

[...] Among locals, rumors of more insidious origins are spreading. "These aren't normal moles – they're not blind, for one thing," charges Rufino Reyerto, who lives in Reseno. "They're hybrids that have been produced in a lab." In neighboring Vilbanez, vegetable farmer Ponferro harbors deeper suspicions. "The government created this new mole so that birds of prey would have food. It's the environmentalists' fault." [...]