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CHICAGO (AP) – A Chicago beachfront music festival set for August has been cancelled following concerns about its impact on endangered shorebirds.
Organizers of Mamby on the Beach say the August 23-24 festival was canceled due to “circumstances beyond our control,“ including two federally-protected piping plovers nesting on Montrose Beach.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports the Chicago Ornithological Society says the two nesting piping plovers have hatched at least three eggs. The small shorebird is on a number of state endangered species lists and is listed as threatened at the federal level.
Up to 20,000 people were expected each day of the festival, which featured acts from various musical genres. Festival organizers say tickets will be refunded.
But has the watermelon lobby weighed in yet…..
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) – Piglets are out and watermelons are in when it comes to an agricultural fair being held in California next month.
The Sonoma County Fair has decided to “scrapple” the pig scramble event from its annual Farmers Day competition. In the event, youngsters would chase and try to catch piglets weighing from 40 to 60 pounds. But now, the event will feature kids carrying watermelons slicked with vegetable oil around an obstacle course.
The Press Democrat newspaper reports fair officials decided to get rid of the pigs over animal welfare concerns.