I wrote last time about the Predator Master's group and the killing contests. This is a follow-up:
The Tucson city council voted unanimously to stop these killings in Pima county. However, the state legislature will not ban them. I just wrote an e-mail to a Mr. Pratt expressing my disappointment. As an animal lover I can't understand anyone wanting to kill animals indiscriminately. It turns my stomach to even think about. The wolves are being treated in the same manner. There is tons of information out there about the necessity of predators in the environment--how important they are in the scheme of things. And yet we allow people to shoot them for no other reason than they enjoy killing! I say send these shooters to war and let them get their rocks off there! There are plenty of wars going on right now where they could go.
As you can tell by my writing, I am horrified by all this. And as a citizen of the earth feel helpless in the face of it. If any of you readers feel what I feel, please go here: http://www.projectcoyote.org/ and do what you can to preserve our wonderful wildlife. Nearly every state has some form of these killing contests, except the few who have banned them like, California and possibly New Mexico, although it may still be being negotiated there.
A group has been formed here in Tucson: Tucson Wildlife Advocates. To find out more please e-mail Greg hale at Desertride@aol.com There will be a meeting tonight, Mar. 18th at 6:30 at the Global Justice Center 225 E. 26th street. It is sponsored by the Friends of Wild Animals.
May the forest be with you!