Clearly, the acceptability of thrill kills has not resulted in more `tolerance' for non-human predators and those who think killing is fun have argued.
Instead, it has created a climate in which even agencies feel that they have a `social license' (miigwech to Mike Wiggins Jr. who I am stealing this from, with credit, in many of my presentations) to blatantly encourage poaching, ie. breaking the law they are entrusted to uphold.
In such a climate- when those entrusted to uphold the law feel free to BRAG about poaching- do you HONESTLY believe that a single wolf that dies today or who will die during the hunting, trapping and snaring slated to begin in Minnesota on Nov 9 (UNLESS WE STOP IT) will die `humanely'?
Seriously? This hunt is motivated by hatred. Not just hatred of the wolf either. Sport hunters are by definition, sadistic. They enjoy inflicting unnecessary suffering and death. I think this is a clear signal that we first end all recreational killing of wolves, then everyone else. No more sport hunting.
Let's make it clear exactly what this is about. Spotlight the cruelty. I will be sharing some `notes' about how to create and use facebook, then other social media, create your own content, share it in the right places.
Many organizers, no leaders....... Change will only come from you. You have more power than your realize, your voice is a gift, as is your body. Use which ever you can.