I don’t get it. Right now I’m so mad and frustrated I’m not even sure how to write what I want to say. I just heard on the news that there is a bill in Missouri to make it legal to shoot mountain lions. Just because. Now granted I haven’t read the entire bill, but there is already a law making it only legal to kill a mountain lion if it is threatening you or your livestock. I don’t need a law for that. Common sense says that if something, man or animal, is threatening me or my family (dogs included), I have no qualms about killing the threat. But to just kill something for giggles and grins is totally repugnant to me.
Why do we do this? We build and destroy the habitat of wildlife and are then outraged when the deer eat our hostas, the raccoons tear up our trash and there are mountain lions walking through our backyard. Why are we so myopic that the world is all about us? I’m not a total tree hugger, but my god when do we stop and start being the caretakers and good stewards of this world?
Okay, I’ll come down off my soapbox, but I’m still pissed as hell. I just don’t get it.