So long desert, hello dolphins

Let me get this straight — a developer from Mexico — Ventura-Entertainment, Odysea — wants to build a dolphin pool in Phoenix, in Scottsdale to be exact, off the Loop 101.

A beneficial walk through the sacred desert setting isn’t entertaining enough. We need butterflies, amusement parks and dolphins to bring joy to ones life while living in the desert heat.

Dolphins in the desert? What a wonderful attraction, not! All the native creatures who live in that area will be killed, maimed, homeless, because another parcel of Sonoran Desert is to house non-native species such as the tropical butterflies exhibit in the area and the proposed ocean structure to house dolphins.

A manager for the Dolphins said the wild is in trouble and needs help, so the native desert species don’t matter evidently. It all sounds too much like a skit from Saturday Night Live. Humans dressed up like dolphins driving bulldozers and backhoes chasing coyotes, roadrunners, foxes, rattle-snakes, gila monsters, chuckwallas, desert iguanas, tarantulas from their agave and cacti refuges and plowing their homes into oblivion.
Illegal immigrants (dolphins) invading native creatures habitat.

The Sonoran Desert is at the mercy of amusement, entertainment and the mighty dollar. You see the desert has no CEOs or currency to flaunt so it’s as easy as stealing candy from a baby.

So-Long-Desert, hello entertainment — yahoo! Like the chicken of the sea saying goodbye to a friend, so long Charlie.

Editor’s note: Mr. Anderson is a resident of Apache Junction       

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