"Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it."

~Anna Sewell

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Why don't you put a bullet through your own empty skull?

That would be much more beneficial to the rest of the world, as opposed to going out and slaughtering wolves to your heart's content. Now, unless you live in a cardboard box, you've probably heard that wolves are being taken off the endangered list in Idaho and Montana. They expect to start hunting them again this fall.

We might as well send the hunters/poachers out there now and say "Here, try again! You didn't finish the job last time!"
The ranchers are thrilled about this. Now they can shoot wolves on sight and it's perfectly legal. Now, I appreciate steak and hamburgers, but I will never approve of killing wolves to keep them from eating cattle. That's why I tell people to get a dog. Watch dogs protect livestock. Therefor they keep wolves, cougars, and bears away. Second of all, the wolves were here long before we were, and they have to eat. We're the ones destroying and invading their habitat, and therefor their food sources in the wild are becoming more limited. They have no choice but to prey on livestock when we're taking away their resources.

This brings us to another issue. Another reason people want to hunt wolves is to keep them from over-hunting other game animals such as deer and elk. Um, HELLO! That's what they're supposed to do! Deer and elk are their natural prey! What else would you have them eat? 'Cause y'know, I'd be happy to feed a couple of you soulless cretins to a pack of wolves. They're not eating your livestock, are you happy now? You want to start shooting wolves (because they're doing what they were made to do) because you want to preserve your precious sport hunting.

Wolves hunt to survive. Human beings kill off wild animals for a cheap thrill and an ego boost. Oh, and of course to have their heads lopped off and hung on a wall like some kind of trophy. If it was up to me, sport hunting would be banned. I don't understand how anyone with an iota of humanity can hunt down and kill another living being for the sheer pleasure of it. You want a thrill? Why don't you let me squeeze off a few rounds in your direction, then have you skinned and your pelt tacked up on the wall above my mantle? That would be my trophy for improving the human gene pool by removing you from it. Sounds like fun, right?

We have hope, though. The Western Wolf Coalition is fighting the proposal, along with other people who've been writing to Congress. As you can imagine, a lot of people are pissed about this. We just need enough people to speak up.


  1. as an owner of sheep, goats and cows i have to say......... my thoughts exactly!! but then, i also like coyotes. i know, someone is saying "just wait till they eat your sheep". well, already happened, not the coyote's fault, i take the blame and now lock my critters up at night until i get my livestock guardian dog. i want wildlife to have a place in my and my children/grandchildren's lives, and i am willing to make the adjustments to have it.

  2. Bless you. Unfortunately, people like you are in the minority.