Wednesday, November 12, 2008

not my thing I guess

The other day, I almost hit a deer head on. I very rarily see deer in the morning driving to work. Then I noticed a 5 pnt. buck was lying dead on the side of the road, right where the doe came from. I thought to myself that maybe it just happened and she was with him.

So Sad. Such a beautiful animal died by someone's car. It just makes me sad.

Then this morning, I drive by the same spot, and the buck was there again, missing his antlers.

My chain of thought was "How gross, someone desecrated this beautiful animal on the side of the road as if dying wasn't bad enough. They had to take his antlers, and for what? To hang them up or put on a desk.

I don't get hunting beautiful animals only to skin them or stuff them. What is the point. These beautiful creatures lost their lives to decorate someone's house.

I just don't get that. If you think they are so pretty...why kill them? I am not just talking about deer, but bears, racoons, fox, moose, rabbits, and whatever else..

1 comment:

e.Craig Crawford said...

My daughter, the cop, shot a deer last week. It had been hit by a car and was badly injured.

She said that she did not dare make eye contact with the poor animal .. or she would not have been able to pull the trigger.

Fortunately, someone came along who was willing to take the deer for its meat. Aside from protection, I couldn't kill an animal unless it was for food or to put it out of its misery.