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General Assembly: Repeal "Invasive Species Response Act"

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION AT VOTE

Repeal "Invasive Species Response Act"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal

Resolution: GA#254
Proposed by: Bergnovinaia
Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #254: Invasive Species Response Act (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: All Businesses) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
 

Argument: The General Assembly,


APPLAUDING the intent behind GA #254, "Invasive Species Response Act;"


YET CONCERNED with the resolution's heinous failure to adequately define invasive species to include all known species that can destroy non-native ecosystems upon introduction;


NOTING that the resolution's definition of invasive species as "any non-sapient plant or animal species posing a serious risk of rapid, uncontrolled, and detrimental population growth upon being introduced to a new environment" alarmingly disregards bacteria, archaea, protists and fungi as potential invasive species threats;


OBSERVING that the biological domains and kingdoms omitted from the definition all contain species that can be considered invasive and highly dangerous if introduced into a non-native habitat;


REGRETTING that the resolution's "international ban on the unregulated introduction of potential invasive species to nations" is impossible to enforce, because in most cases the introduction of a potential invasive species is by definition "unregulated" anyway;


SADDENED that the target resolution merely "ENCOURAGES cooperation between member-states and the World Assembly Science Program in identifying species with the potential to thrive in and dominate certain environments or cause extinctions of native species," making a great policy optional instead of mandating the policy - something that would help to control the spread of invasive species in all member-states;


Hereby REPEALS GA #254, thereby making it completely null and void.


Editor: Discoveria
 

Voting Ends: in 3 days 23 hours

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