Monday, July 20, 2009
I'm a hunter by nature, I love hunting and provide meat for my family. Three years ago I was driving home and I saw a big snapping turtle walking down the road, It was like it was out for a stroll around the country side.
I know it was looking for another pond or water source. So I stopped and picked it up and was going to take it to one of my favorite fishing ponds.
Well we lived in town at that time and I put the snapper in a big trough to keep it until I could take it to the pond. I told my neighbor what I was going to do, and he said that he wanted to take it to the river. I said alright and I had to make a run to Denver, so I trusted him. When I got back I saw a turtle shell on his picnic table. I asked him what happened and he told me that the turtle died.
Well about two days later I heard him bragging to someone that the turtle snapped at him and he put the turtle in a cut off 55 gal. drum of boiling water, not to eat but to teach that turtle a lesson. We used to turtle hunt for meat and to have a turtle cook out in the summer. But to KILL it for doing what snapping turtles do to defend themselves is just mean. WHY KILL NEEDLESSLY!!
CRUELTY: Last summer some horses got out of their pasture on the next road over from our house, and when I was coming home from work I saw a man in the road with his truck and trailer and he was trying to load them into the trailer. Well my semi kind of spooked the horses and I stopped to help. The horses were not wanting to go in the trailer at all and I watched that man whip one of the horses until it Pissed on itself. No matter what I said the man wouldn't stop.
Then I finally convinced him to go get the other horse and I would load this one. I walked the horse around a little while and talked to it so it would calm down and then the horse lead right into the trailer. Hunting is one thing, but CRUELTY is unacceptable!!!
You can do a lot more with animals through kindness than you can by brute force.
Right now I have 13 wolf hybrids a donkey and a pet opossum.
I don't have any trouble with my critters. I don't need to beat them to get them to listen, they do it because were friends, some times I have to talk to then like I,m the boss but my bark is worse than my bite.