Saturday, March 07, 2009

Idiots with Guns

Raven was shot and killed yesterday by an idiot with a rifle. She was a three year old wolf/Malmute mix that was on her owners land in Colorado chasing deer and some guy thinking he's a big game hunter killed her.
She was a beautiful animal, well cared for, loved and doing only what came natural to her. She wasn't a danger to anyone's livestock or even the deer. Wolves normally have to hunt in packs for game that large and swift.
Last winter over 100,000 deer died of starvation in Colorado. A few more wolves and mountain lions thinning the herd might have made for a little less of a feast for Vultures. I feel the senseless loss of this animal regardless of the fact that a very dear friend owned her.

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