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The problem of the abundance of wild horses in the west is mirrored in the similar problem of deer living off residential landscaping in the east. Again, this is part of what I call the Bambi Menace. The Walt Disney Company led the way in giving anthropomorphic qualities to animals. Walt’s cartoons had these animals speaking, thinking, reasoning, planning and forever being cute and cuddly. Thank you, but my considered reasoning leads me away from snuggling down with an adult male African lion (The Lion King), being counseled by a cricket named Jiminy or finding a warthog the least little bit attractive (The Lion King) again. The granddaddy of this nonsense began with the feature film Bambi where men were the evil ones who shot and burned the forest critters like Thumper, Flower, et al.
This is the basis of the terrorist group PETA that works to wipe out the ranching industry, hamburger fast food places and having turkey for Thanksgiving. They would, if able to work their will, turn all the domestic animals loose to fend for themselves. Can you imagine a pampered and trimmed poodle living off the land? Cattle must be tended for. Sheep would disappear overnight and chickens would hardly survive. We need these animal resources for our existence as well. There is no way we could survive on a hunter/gatherer system. Of course, that is the goal of PETA and similar organizations — eliminating human beings and let nature take its course.
From this we get the banning of culling wild horse herds, restrictions on deer hunting and the like which has caused the animal populations to explode and outstrip the available food. Instead of being killed for the service of man, they are allowed to slowly starve to death and truly become one with the earth — a total waste. To their dismay the PETA types become brunch for the growing cougar and bear populations which are moving into the outer residential developments. Nothing like a fresh jogger on the hoof to satisfy a hungry mountain lion.p>The socialists will never learn the law of unintended consequences. “Yum, yum,” said the big bear. br> — Al Martin br> Portland, OR /p> p> GONE TO THE DOGS br> Re: John Corry’s The Bloom Is Off Bloomberg : /p>
Amen to your Bloomberg article.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?