December 30. 2013
THE DEAD END TWO WAY STREET OF HATRED AND THREAT OF VIOLENCE.
During the week of the Salmon, Idaho Coyote and Wolf Derby, there were
death threats leveled at residents of Salmon Idaho via animal rights advocates known as pro wolf activists.
There were also magnets being sold in Idaho advocating "hanging" environmentalists.
None of this resulted in calling off the killing derby.
The same situation is found within the battle to stop the Taiji dolphin drive hunts.
How are we viewed when an activist says online that he would like to snap the spine of one young woman involved in the slaughter?
Everything we say online, even if it is deleted afterwards, remains notated somewhere on the internet.
We are being monitored.
That should give us all reason to pause before we say in a moment of heated emotion what we would do to someone caught perpetuating abuse and slaughter of our Buddies.
The wolves, the dolphins, the Orcas, the Rhinos and Elephants, the dogs of Romania, the cats of S.Korea, and the lions who fall prey to trophy hunters need one thing from us.
They need our voices to speak out and change the environment of abuse by creating or amending legal channels of protection.
Threats of violence will beget reciprocal threats of violence, and our Buddies will continue to die while we have our online accounts shut down, blocked, respond to lawsuits, or sit in jail.
No one wins this way.
Remember please who will pay the ultimate price for one of us feeling free to express our outrage by advocating violence towards a hunter online.
Please folks, take a breath before you type.
Stop Wolf Hunts Community
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