Jeff Martin
Jeff Martin

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.

Joe Adair
Joe Adair
  • Jeff Martin

Young boys are ruthless. If you're feeling guilty about it, you've got company here, Jeff.

Joe Adair
Joe Adair
  • Jeff Martin

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?

Flavia Corbella
Flavia Corbella
  • Jeff Martin

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.

Lucas Graham
Lucas Graham
  • Jeff Martin

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.

San Bej
San Bej

Yes people who are cruel to animals should be in jail.

Violeta Kukliauskienė

All animals are a part of nature. and we, people too.

Christy Loo
Christy Loo

because its us people that gotta protect the poor innocent creature from people that are cruel to them because they are so stupid may karma goes around to the ones that hurts them

Martine Verhoeven
Martine Verhoeven

because no animal reserves this human cruelty

Anton Strub
Anton Strub

Let the animals live.

Linda Babcock
Linda Babcock

Wildlife -- the creatures that are sentient beings, gather and sustain themselves in packs or pods or are solitary, have specific intelligences and play a part of ecological systems -- should never have to go through the ordeal that humans put them through. This is incredible vitriol and cruelty by cowards, and those at the bottom of the "gray matter" chain in the human race. How can I help?

Libia Muller Johnson
Libia Muller Johnson

They are killers. ...if you kill animal , you kill humans...

Andy V. Szwejda
Andy V. Szwejda

End wolf trapping by 2020? More like end wolf trapping once and for all RIGHT NOW!

Andy V. Szwejda
Andy V. Szwejda

Has anyone heard the brutal, harsh, and intense song "The Enemy" by Godsmack? Well, that song is dedicated to every low-life piece o' trash/pile o' monkey crap out there who favor wolf trapping and engage in it too!

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