Saturday, April 28, 2012
How very sad is this .. a magnificent mountain goat shot and killed. For sport. For someone’s boasting. An animal that survived the wilderness of the mountains. Skilled at living in the wild .. now, sadly, only a momento for someone with a gun. I cry.
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I opened the newspaper yesterday. There was a photo of a most magnificent wild animal, dead, lifeless. And beside this animal, a smiling young man, obviously proud of his kill. With a gun. How brave is he. Not.
I asked my dh .. why, why? He said . .you are asking the wrong person.
We both decry this wanton killing and destruction. Poor mountain goat. He lived his life the best he knew how. Braving the freezing winters, scant food in spring .. he survived .. only for this?
The world weeps for this base kind of sensationalism.
Sorry, I’m not talking about gardening .. but this event, and photo in the paper has reminded me of how crass the world is towards the animals that try to survive.
I have the utmost respect for the animals that live in the wild and the utmost sadness for the humans who hunt them for reasons other than food.