Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sometimes...

...justice occurs. This from a story in the Vancouver Sun:
MOSCOW - A wounded fox shot its would be killer in Belarus by pulling the trigger on the hunter's gun as the pair scuffled after the man tried to finish the animal off with the butt of the rifle, media said on Thursday.
The unnamed hunter, who had approached the fox after wounding it from a distance, was in hospital with a leg wound, while the fox made its escape, media said, citing prosecutors from the Grodno region.
"The animal fiercely resisted and in the struggle accidentally pulled the trigger with its paw," one prosecutor was quoted as saying.
Best wishes to wounded fox, here is hoping she or he recovers completely....

"Hunting": an example of a socially tolerated pathology wherein unnecessary violence is allowed (if not approved of and supported) by a culture. One of the many small and large elements in a society promoting the notion that "might makes right".

8 comments:

Murph's mom said...

Hooray for the fox!!! Long may he or she live. The scar that the brave fox now wears will be a badge of courage. The scar the hunter wears will always be opportunity for a joke, at his expense. Thanks for sharing the story VE.

Krissa said...

That poor fox. He/she's out there wounded and needs help, but if one of 'ours' finds him or another predator....not good. Well good for him that he or she got one shot in. It's not very nice to applaud that, but I don't care in this case. If only more of the hunted could pull this off, like this fox and "Mr. Deer" from the video on one of your previous posts. Turning the tables.... that makes me smile. :)

veganelder said...

Thanks Murph's mom and Krissa for your comments.

I do hope the fox is thriving and perhaps laughing....

Bea Elliott said...

Hooray for the fox! I wish him an easy recovery and a very, very long and free life!

As to hunters - I hear it all the time that they are doing their part for "ecology" and "conservation". I seriously doubt that a one of them wakes up, puts on their cammo gear, and loads their gun with that thought in mind. They are after the thrill of the kill. For whatever reasons of inadequacy they think taking a life shows some kind of "skill" or "superiority". Nothing could be further than the truth. Whether it's rhinos or rabbits --- Killing only makes you a bully and a monster.

Again- Way to go Mr. Fox! :)

veganelder said...

Thanks Bea for commenting. I have little positive to say or feel about "hunters". It is true...a bully with a lethal weapon is monstrous.

So I'm Thinking Of Going Vegan said...

Did I ever tell you that in doing research for one of my posts I ran across a hunting site that I found particularly appalling? Appalling because at the bottom was a Biblical passage and then the author's note praising God for the resources created to be harvested. I emailed and it quickly devolved into a "it's not Christian to hunt" vs "it's not Christian to judge" debate, but nothing I said (including all the Bible quotes I found) had any impact at all. It made me realize that for some people it doesn't matter what you say as they will continue to rationalize their actions. So sad.

Bea Elliott said...

Hi SITOGV - How sad! That happened to me too a month or so ago. I landed on this blog and the woman was praising her husband (and god) for "providing" a dead deer for for the family.

The photos still haunt me - Spaced in between shallow words of "gratitude", the lifeless animal was shown in the pickup truck. The final photo was of her young daughter stroking the murdered animal... She too "thanking God" for the "blessings". It was nauseating, I tell you.

When I get people that defend cruel acts with "mandates" or "permissions" from "gOd" --- I try to remind them that man was also given free will to choose other ways of living; Other ways of nourishment. And too, that we judge all the time - What does anyone think they do when they shoot an animal or eat one? They "judge" that life to be less than theirs. No getting around it. These types of people are falsely boast that they are "spiritual". Nothing could be further than the truth.

Yes, it is so terribly sad. :(

Bea Elliott said...

...Ooops! Meant to say "falsely boasting..." Sometimes I can't get my typing fingers to keep up with my thinking brain! LOL!