WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP
WITH THE WILD?
Relationships are always expressed in our behaviors….and so our lives can be filled with rich, life enhancing relationships, or they can be filled with emptiness expressed in hatred and violence to other life.
As a biologist, I seek to share life enhancing relationships between our humanity and our wild ones…and when I write, these are always what I speak of. But today I share a link with you, where you can look through a dark window into the lives of those who freely choose the emptiness born out of violence.
It is my purpose in showing you this link because we often do not know what we want, until we experience or see what we do NOT want.
I remember giving a presentation on Coyote in one of our rural communities, pointing out the “hunting laws” in Maine regarding Coyote. One point I brought up was that individuals are free to use “hunting” dogs to run coyotes to exhaustion, and then have the dogs kill coyote. A young man raised his hand, and in disbelief said, “That doesn’t happen here in Maine, Does it? I didn’t need to answer him because another community member across the room called out “It sure does!” The young man’s question of disbelief was also his expression of “how can we be allowing this to happen?”
So when you are watching this short link, please note the look on the young Coyote’s face…..I read it as “Why are you doing this to me?” Also I wish to point out to you how these individuals stood by and encouraged their dogs to attack Coyote…..note that pleasure on their faces. What is the relationship to wildness here…..wanting to control….control…act in violence toward wildness….fear of wildness….so wishing to torture and destroy what they fear?
Here is the link:
“There will come a day when such men as myself will view the slaughter of innocent creatures as horrible a crime as the murder of his fellow man … Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of Nature and its beauty.” Albert Einstein
YOUR TASK ~ IS TO CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR AND TELL THEM OF THE WORLD YOU WANT TO HAND DOWN TO YOUR CHILDREN…..YOU WANT PROTECTION OF OUR COYOTES FROM THIS HUMAN VIOLENCE AND PERSECUTION.