As a young boy growing up on a farm in Pennsylvania I trapped muskrats to earn money.I always played by all the rules, checked my traps every morning and tried to create sets where the animals drowned quickly and didn't suffer long. I now look back on those days and can't believe how heartless and cruel I was. It's time to put a stop to the torture.
Young boys are ruthless. If you're feeling guilty about it, you've got company here, Jeff.
I was a danger to all wildlife from age 12-14. A menace, armed with a semi-automatic CO2 BB gun. On one camping trip, my best friend and I shot so many birds, our fathers were DISGUSTED with us! We thought it was weird that they 'freaked out' on us. When I was 14, and the Vietnam War was still raging, I went dove hunting. Shot a white one, only wounding it. There it lay, as I approached...the symbol of peace during the war...writhed on the ground, on its back, frightened and mortally...
I was a danger to all wildlife from age 12-14. A menace, armed with a semi-automatic CO2 BB gun. On one camping trip, my best friend and I shot so many birds, our fathers were DISGUSTED with us! We thought it was weird that they 'freaked out' on us. When I was 14, and the Vietnam War was still raging, I went dove hunting. Shot a white one, only wounding it. There it lay, as I approached...the symbol of peace during the war...writhed on the ground, on its back, frightened and mortally wounded, bright red blood splashed across its pristine white feathers. I blew the poor thing away with my shotgun...it was the most compassionate thing I could do at the moment, but the adults i was with were pissed, not sharing my vision of war and death and hate. The image of that whole horrible fiasco is still fresh in my mind, 40 years later. I never willfully killed another living thing. Isn't growing up supposed to produce positive change, even in the most grotesque, testosterone-filled little heathens that are homo sapien teenage boys?
Hard to understand then why so many teenage boys (or kid for that matter) would be given a semi-automatic gun be it a BB gun or otherwise. It's not a toy and no kid should be given one, period.
We must remember,we invade the animals space,not they ours. We are the selfish ones to blame. Our creator give us the whole world so that we can rule over animals and look after them. Please be kind to them. Help with donations that they can look after these poor animals.
TRAPPING, IS A LAZY COWARDS WAY OF HUNTING!
I am afraid of where we are headed as a society. We seem to be more inhumane, less tolerant each day. If we are to be a civilized society, we must end these types of inhumanity.
I will never understand why there are such a destructive men in this world, much less understand why their cruelty level is always used towards the weakest beings in the world. Personally I love wolves and their social behavior.
I DONT LIKE SEEING ANIMALS BEING KILLED JUST FOR THE HUNT.THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO RUN FREE.SOME OF THE PICS IVE SEEN HAVE MADE ME SO ANGRY AND SICK.WHO IN THERE RIGHT MIND WOULD WANT TO KILL THESE ANIMALS.I THINK JUST TO BRAG ABOUT IT,SO SAD.
These animals have every right to be here . To be unharmed , to raise their cubs babies ,kids . This torture and killings need to Stop . The Goverment needs to start listening to what Us the Voters and taxpayers want it is our Country . We need to take the right to make decisions about our wildlife and Future of us and all Animals on this Planet back !!!!!!
Iwant to be one of thousands of voices shouting out for animals protection .....
It is a barbaric, cruel, and an unnessesary form of killing. It may have been acceptable in days gone by. But in todays society it is just torture at it's finest. Besides all the thousands of non target animals and pets caught and killed in these traps. Time for trapping to end, worldwide.
It's inhumane and just plain cruel...Even prisoners are treated better than this....and these animals haven't done anything except try to live and help do their part in the ecosystem.
Its so cruel and wrong