Yesterday, it was reported here and elsewhere that Conservative MP Mike Lake (Edmonton, Mill Woods-Beaumont) was taking a constituent petition to the House of Commons that would have Bigfoot protected under the Canadian Species at Risk Act. Ridiculous enough already, yes, but then I caught this little tidbit in the Vancouver Province:
Bigfoot researcher Todd Standing, who was behind the petition, claims to have proof of the sasquatch's existence and says he fears for its safety.
Thank god I read Cryptomundo, for the name "Todd Standing" jumped right out at me. Todd Standing in fact bills himself as the "discoverer" of Bigfoot, and he has gained some stature in the world of Cryptozoology, having among other things been interviewed by Art Bell. Unfortunately, his greatest claim to fame has been 12 seconds of some pretty iffy looking Bigfoot footage, and a "documentary" on Bigfoot entitled Sylvanic that apparently involved some very bad acting.
Now he is crowing like a mad thing about his "success" in getting Mr. Lake's help with the petition:
Now that we’re in the nation’s business, people are going to start taking me seriously. People ask me, ‘Why would you do it? It doesn’t make any sense.’
“Of course it makes sense, because I’ve really found the species. Anyone could go out and execute these animals, and I can’t allow that to transpire.”
Our new government at work, showing how it's in touch with the grassroots! Magnificent!
(Meanwhile hordes of grateful Bigfeet are heading to Edmonton to help in Mr. Lake's re-election efforts! See below.)