ONLY IN CALIFORNIA
A California appeals court has ruled that four species of bees are now legally considered fish.
The issue was whether the bumble bee, a terrestrial invertebrate, falls within the definition of fish – a division in the list of endangered species and threatened species in the California Endangered Species Act.
The act identifies the protected species, in separate divisions, as “bird, mammal, fish, amphibian, reptile, or plant.”
It all started in a 2019 lawsuit between large agricultural groups in the state — such as almond and citrus growers — and the California Fish and Game Commission.
SOMEHOW THIS DOES NOT SURPRISE ME.
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