Defenders of Wildlife

Why Wildlife Matters To Me

Why Wildlife Matters To Me

I am neither a religious nor a spiritual person and it saddens me when I see all the people who claim that they are religious or spiritual but who care nothing about wildlife. They also don't seem to heed one of the ten commandments: THOU SHALT NOT KILL. In the bible (if you believe in it) it does not say "except for". It simply states THOU SHALT NOT KILL. To me this includes ALL life forms be they fish, bird, animal or human. So many people hunt and fish, wounding and killing animals in the name of "sport". Other people run down animals in the road because they are in too much of a hurry to slow down or come to a stop or because they just don't care. There are even some who enjoy hitting an animal with their car.
Then there are the greedy ones. The builders who will stop at nothing until they have developed every scrap of land available especially in states like New Jersey. Then when we become overcrowded because houses as big as banks are constantly being built, people complain because they see deer and bear in their yard. What's the solution to this? A hunt! Kill the animals because they are not wanted or in the way. No one wants to admit that it is is we humans who are encroaching on the animal's habitat.
People complain because there are too many deer. Well I say there are too many people! Maybe someone should hunt people to thin the herd! But no, we would rather hunt and kill defenseless animals. And we prefer to rape the land of it's resources, poison our waters, pollute the air and then wonder why we have so many diseases, powerful hurricanes and other disasters.
Wildlife is important because like humans, wildlife are living, breathing, feeling beings and they have as much right to be here as we humans do. Wildlife is also without the "bad" that humans bring. Wildlife does not commit robbery, murder or any of the other selfish greedy acts that humans do. Wildlife knows how to live in harmony with nature, humans do not. As a whole, we humans have a lot to learn from animals and we should respect them and take care of them because if we were put here by a higher being or power then taking care of the earth which is surely a gift is our job!

 

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