“We need, in a special way, to work twice as hard to help people understand that the animals are fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love them as we love ourselves.”
― César Chávez
Heard the old expression. “Like shooting fish in a barrel?”
Maybe you have. Maybe you haven’t. But it describes a form of canned hunting — killing animals that have no possibility or hope of escape. Animals awaiting their deaths at the hands of high-paying savages who pay big money to kill an animal that has more value to the world than they do.
Try as I might, there is simply no understanding people who are able to murder in cold-blood an animal that is captive whether that is behind the bars of a cage, fenced-in on a Texas ranch or game farm in Africa, or drugged and unable to escape the monster with the lethal weapon in their hands.
“This, for many people, is what’s most offensive about hunting—to some, disgusting: that it encourages, or allows, us not only to kill but to take a certain pleasure in killing”
― Michael Pollan
This “hunting,” really it is just cold-blooded murder by a different name, is not solely the province of the socially deviant, the mentally disturbed or the sociopath. Ordinary Americans, some admired by millions, are able to profit from canned hunts without a thought.
Owner Lee Marvin Greenly sold the bear for $4,650 and orchestrated the hunt, which Gentry videotaped and edited to make it appear the bear had been killed in a fair chase hunt, according to authorities.
Montgomery Gentry, which includes co-singer Eddie Montgomery, are known for hits such as “My Town” and “If You Ever Stop Loving Me.”
Do you really want to support the murder of captive animals by purchasing the music of Montgomery Gentry? I don’t. I won’t.
Animals of all sorts are kept on fenced-in, escape-proof, ranches especially in Texas. If you have the money, greedy evil canned hunting operators will provide you the animal of your choosing.
Graduation present? Reward for a good report card? Using the death of another living being as a way of feeling powerful when you know how powerless you really are? No problem. If you pay enough.
Looking for a way to impress the other bored, dysfunctional members of your 1% social circle?
Then by all means join the other Ugly Americans who feel good only when they have inflicted pain and death on a creature more valued by the world by you.
Canned Hunting Exposed: Savage Cruel Bloodthirsty
Too fat to walk to the enclosure, fence, or pen? Too fat to get in the vehicle that will drive you to your vehicle. Canned hunt operators now make it possible to shoot and kill a beautiful animal from the comfort of your computer keyboard — and then you can waddle or be transported to the corpse.
As wealthy bored heartless Americans flock to Africa to kill, the problem becomes one of species on the verge of extinction. Not enough targets.