A Beautiful Florida Black Bear
I am fully aware that many will disagree with my stance on this, but please hear me out.
There seem to be so many “killing seasons” here now, it is hard to keep up.
I have recently personally spoken to a “head person” who “assures” me that this will not happen.
Now, ask me if I trust “anyone” about this.
I came here to Florida as you know, after living in Southern California for over 30 years, where sadly, there are not really too many wild things left.
So, coming here and seeing them everywhere, is just such an overwhelming joy, that I would hate to see Florida become practically barren of wildlife, like Southern California has.
I grew up in Indiana and spent many happy summers on my uncles farm in the hills of southern Indiana, which was for me, a little city girl, a wild paradise to run through all day until I dropped.
I loved it with all of my heart and never wanted to leave.
So, I am truly not just another angry “city person” complaining about hunters and hunting.
This is what bothers me about hunting.
Where we live now, is many miles from the nearest anything, so we must drive a bit, to get to civilization, as it were.
Now, during any of the many “hunting seasons,” we are forced to go past many VERY unpleasant sites.
No, I will not go into any of the grisly details.
The people who live out here on the fringes of civilization are “different” to say the least, from most other Florida residents.
They seem to be in a world all of their own.
Things happen out here, ugly, terrible things, that are not legal, but no one ever gets caught, so it continues to happen.
My question is, why do people still need to hunt, maim, kill?
Is it a primordial need?
There are so many animals in Africa who are being slaughtered for their body parts.
I know that I am in a very tiny minority and will take great punishment for this, but why do we need to continue to kill animals as if their lives mean nothing?
As a species, after so many millions of years, shouldn’t we have by now, evolved to a place where we at least might show more respect to our fellow animals?
I truly do not believe that humans were put on Mother Earth to do so much harm to wild creatures and feel nothing.