That’s what “pro-hunters” routinely use as their justification for killing animals. We’re doing a service. We’re actually the ones protecting the species… really?
If that stupid argument had an ounce of credulity – then we should be whacking humans at every opportunity – because we want to save the human species. Instead … we have NASA and others looking for new planets to move to when there is nothing left – except US. (That’s our backup plan ?!?) But we do meet the criteria to start slaughtering humans – beginning with the most impoverished nations that cannot support their human population on the land they are living on. Remove the word human … and this is the exact justification used for killing animals.
Hunters, the self-appointed conservationists, drool the “too many for the land to support” argument for killing animals. They’ll starve if we don’t kill them. We’re doing this because of the weak and sick … except we know damn well you’re going for the trophy kill.
Right now, the Department of Interior is using that exact argument to slaughter the last of the wild horses (less than 50,000) roaming on US public lands (wild lands).
They claim the land can’t support that number of horses … yet oddly … the DOI has “managed” to find 155 million acres of “public lands/wild lands” to LEASE TO CATTLEMEN to warehouse more than 21+ MILLION cattle being grazed for slaughter.
THERE ISN’T ENOUGH LAND TO SUPPORT LESS THAN 50,000 WILD HORSES??? How about reducing the number of cattle?
Now … back to my original thought… using “the hunter logic” – Africa, North Korea, India, China (to name few) are ripe for slaughter. Regardless of its cause (drought, monsoons, birth rate) we’re not dying fast enough to offset the negative impact of our increasing population. The sick and weak – remain sick and weak. We’ve got slews holding on by a thread. We will pour toxins into our bodies to attack other toxins. We do not go gently into that good night.
They adamantly profess HUNTING REDUCES STARVATION. Works for me… let the killing begin.
THE REASON WE DON’T IS BECAUSE WE KNOW IT IS WRONG. THAT KIND OF 20th and 21st CENTURY SLAUGHTER IS RELEGATED TO MEGLAMANIACS, TYRANTS and TERRORISTS… NOT THE “CIVILIZED” WORLD.
But the fact is – our population is out of control – much worse than the animal kingdom of any species. We have no apex predator to keep our numbers in check – and we suck at it.
Humans have gone to great lengths to defy death … why? because we don’t want to die! Humans think dying is a great solution for every other creature on this planet – except themselves. We have justified the raping of this planet, its resources and its OTHER INHABITANTS for our benefit. Not theirs, ours. We act like we OWN the planet and everything on it instead of SHARING IT and being ONE OF THE MANY.
If that justification for killing is good enough for every other living species on this planet – we should apply “that law” to us. If we don’t want to … then it’s a bad law.