In New Mexico, we have coyote slaughters by similar morons.
The â€œCrow Downâ€ is a â€œhunting contestâ€ where both adults and children slaughter as many crows as they possibly can in two days. Why do they do this? Look at the Maryland-based website Crow Busters, although I warn you youâ€™ll need a strong stomach for the photographs. Here is a direct (and unedited) quote:
â€œâ€¦ keep in mind the main reason why experienced crow hunters got into the sport in the first place, Fun. Plain old fashioned Fun.â€
Some people think itâ€™s just plain fun to kill enormous numbers of animals and pile up their bodies, and when thereâ€™s no â€œbag limitâ€ itâ€™s legal to do so. â€¦
[The King of the morons, may he rot in hell,] â€¦ lives in Kansas and in December 2013 celebrated killing his 150,000th crow. On the website he reminisces fondly about his â€œbest hunt,â€ where he killed 3,125 crows in 9 daysâ€¦
It also brings to mind the uncontested link between animal abuse and violent behavior toward fellow humans. â€¦
â€œWhat I want to know is: a hundred feet away, how can these people tell the difference between a crow and a raven, which is a protected species?,â€ [Missy Runyan, director of the Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center in nearby Hunter, NY] asks.
â€œAnd how do you keep the kids safe when youâ€™ve got dozens of people in the woods, blasting away? You shoot a bullet up, sooner or later it has to come down. How do you know itâ€™s not going to come down on some kidâ€™s head?â€
The Crow Down does not require non-toxic ammunition, either, which means soon the woods will be filled with lead.
This is an environmental disaster brought to you by blood-thirsty fools. A pox on every one of them. A single crow has more decency than that entire gang of killers.