Very sad and shocking. How could they go from this:http://articles.latimes.com/2012/nov/18 ... e-20121120
to such cruel destruction in just a few years? The U.S military already has tons of land that has been used for artillary practice for years. Why not use those places instead of bombing the homeland of a beloved and threatened species?
And in the local news was an article cautioning visitors to Joshua Tree National Park to drive slowly, as three desert tortoises had been run over by cars recently, but nothing about relocating, killing, bombing so many others very nearby.
Thank you Ali for posting this article. I live in California and had heard nothing of this before your post. I'm not the most news-aware person, but it seems that this is being purposely kept quiet.