Sunday, January 27, 2008
News from the underground
The People's Trust for Endangered Species is preparing to take a census of moles in Great Britain. The trust says moles are misunderstood and provide a valuable service by eating insects and aerating the soil with their tunnels. To insure that there is no fraud in the mole count, all moles will be required to present a current driver's license or other government issued photo ID. Mole's rights advocates say this requirement presents an unfair obstacle for moles, since very few moles have driver's licenses. Most licensing boards are hesitant to issue driver's licenses to moles because of the common perception that moles are not safe drivers.