Why do some individuals enjoy massacring innocent animals? And why do some think it’s just fine to encourage their children to take part in the action? From the deadly pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania to the annual squirrel slam in Holley, New York, and the most recent Predator Masters convention in Las Cruces, New Mexico, people are destroying nature. Of course, those participating in these events don’t see it that way. They’re just out to have a fun family day killing wildlife. Yeah, it’s all just a fun family day. But what about the pigeons and their families; what about the squirrels and their families? The coyotes and theirs? This is no fun family day for them.
Some of these events are meant to raise money for worthy causes, just as the auction of a permit to shoot an endangered black rhino was promoted as a fundraiser to help conserve the species. Can’t we raise money for worthy causes without having to resort to violence? Can’t we have fun without harming others? When you think about it…where is the fun when death is the ultimate outcome?