A few days ago, I posted a YouTube video from a groups of punks who call themselves “Coyote Control Specialists” showing wholesale slaughter of coyotes and even one being blown up with explosives. I then posted the link for the the video onto the website “The Wildlife News” for people to see. The Wildlife News is an outstanding resource for current information about issues affecting our wildlife and wild lands. Unfortunately lately any living wildlife advocate who posts anything against the “great white hunter” is bullied, insulted, and even called homophobic slurs by the pro-hunting elements that comment on the site. This is not the fault of Dr. Ralph Maughan or the other wonderful people who run the site.
After posting the video, I asked if anyone wanted to call the behavior in it “ethical hunting.” I asked this because a week earlier I posted another horrific video of two buffoons wounding a wolf and then leering over the body after they killed it. The resident hunter apologists on the site immediately attacked me for posting that video and said that the behavior was completely “ethical” and there was nothing wrong with wounding the wolf and exploiting it for video. I was just trying to make hunters look “bad.” I then posted the video of the coyote killing thugs a couple of days ago. People were outraged, but not in the manner you would think.
Again I was attacked for posting the video because it was an “attack” on hunters and that I was just trying to “stir up the hornet’s nest.” One poster who has a history of using homophobic slurs and childish names for other posters even said that I was just as “disgusting” as the coyote killing punks because I dared to post the video to make all hunters look bad. They dress like hunters, talk like hunters, and use guns like hunters, so yes, they are hunters. If it walks like a duck…. If that makes the hunting community look bad it is not my fault. I didn’t make the video, no other wildlife advocate made the video, it was hunters who made the video. And to top it off the behavior in the video is completely legal in most if not all states in the country. That’s right it is perfectly legal to use explosives to blow up animals all in the name of recreation. And remember if you make a stink about it, you are as bad as the thugs who make the videos.
Am I in the Twilight Zone? What do you think?