The cover of the latest Time caught my attention and made me think.
“America's Pest Problem: It's Time to Cull the Herd
After nearly wiping out many wildlife species 50 years ago, Americans are once again living close--sometimes uncomfortably so--to all kinds of feral creatures. Why wildlife in the U.S. needs stronger management”
Reading the article, I found the following words:
“Whether you're a Walmart employee in Florida wondering what to do with the alligator at your door, a New Yorker with a hawk nesting on your high-rise or an Ohio golfer scattering a flock of Canada geese, you now live, work and play in closer proximity to untamed fauna than any other generation of Americans in more than a century.”
“...painfully controversial to do what experts say must be done: a bunch of these critters need to be killed.”
I am certain that, although none can articulate the feeling, all animals consider humans to be pests. Most were on this earth before humans evolved, but that has not prevented them from being treated like the Native Americans.
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