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All Queens Must Die

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Ambivalent longread about the unending, slippery, and expensive quest to return the Channel Islands to a pristine state.

...which involved removing a LOT of animals.

By 1997, the island began to open up, as part of the five-island Channel Islands National Park. The sheep carcasses dotting the landscape were not so great for public relations, and photos of wounded sheep and orphaned lambs made it into the papers and nightly news. The National Park Service paid to have the remaining sheep quickly rounded up and shipped across the channel.

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