Humans are the real beasts

How can people justify snuffing out animals when we are the ones who took over their wild territory?

Re: “You can’t see the animals for the trees,” Letters, The Leader, Sept. 27.

How can humanity justify snuffing out wild animals that stray into human-occupied communities when humans were the ones who came along and procured the animals from their formerly wild territory, clear-cutting their forest homes occupied by them for millennia, to make way for our own homes and infrastructure?

Too often it’s only a matter of waiting for wild, stray animals, like cougars and bears, to threaten or attack human inhabitants before the latter act – which is usually to kill such animals. Of course, we could make it a regulation to dose these animals with as much potent tranquilizer as necessary to relocate them alive and well.

But it appears that humanity’s superior-minded nature allows its collective conscience to simply snuff such animal life for reacting in their natural, predatory manner, while we humans immorally occupy the former’s long-held territory.

 

Frank G. Sterle, Jr.,  White Rock

Surrey North Delta Leader

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