The US Fish and Wildlife Services for the Midwest has renamed “Asian” carp follo…
The US Fish and Wildlife Services for the Midwest has renamed “Asian” carp following a wave of anti-Asian hate crimes in 2020 and 2021. Grass, bighead, silver and black carp, which originally were brought to the United States in the 1970s as a way to control plant, algae and snail populations, are considered invasive. “This could be referring to Asian people as being an invasive species, which is just a horrible connotation,” said Charlie Wooley, the regional director for the US Fish and Wildlife Service in the Midwest, which now simply refers to the fish as “invasive” carp.
(📸: John Flesher/AP)
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