It’s illegal to destroy saguaro cacti. So why are they being removed for Trump’s border wall?

Posted on AllSides February 26th, 2020
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LUKEVILLE, Ariz. —
In Arizona, cactus rustling — stealing or killing the state’s iconic saguaros — is a felony. It’s illegal to shoot or deface the iconic cactuses or to remove them from parks, where the slow-growing succulents can reach more than 60 feet and live up to 200 years. Violators are pursued by state agricultural police, or “cactus cops.”

That hasn’t stopped federal contractors from plowing over saguaros to make room for President Trump’s border wall.

At least a half-dozen saguaros were uprooted this month by crews clearing...

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