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Paul Craig Roberts
The World Wildlife Fund tells us that there are only 3,890 tigers
left in the entire world. Due to exploitative capitalism, which
destroys the environment in behalf of short-term profits, the habitat
for tigers is rapidly disappearing. The environmental destruction,
together with hunting or poaching by those who regard it as manly or
profitable to kill a magnificent animal, is leading to the rapid
extermination of this beautiful animal. Soon tigers will only exist as
exhibits in zoos.
The same is happening to lions, cheetahs, leopards, rhinos,
elephants, bobcats, wolves, bears, birds, butterflies, honey bees. You
What we are witnessing is the irresponsibility of the human race, a
Satan-cursed form of life that does not belong on the beautiful planet
Earth. The cursed humans are even capable of launching a nuclear war
which would destroy the livability of Earth.
God made a mistake when he gave to humans, infected as they are with
evil, jurisdiction over Earth. He should have given jurisdiction to
animals. Consider what humans do to animals. For example, Defenders of
Wildlife report that the corrupt state of Alaska is currently
slaughtering wolves and grizzley bears so that the state can sell more
hunting permits to hunters to slaughter moose. Every moose taken by a
wolf pack or a grizzley is not there to be murdered by a hunter. So the
state is killing off the predators that reduce its hunting license
Quail hunters want the bobcats killed so that hunters can shoot more
birds. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department voted to establish a
hunting and trapping season for bobcats but had to overturn its decision
when it became clear that the endangered lynx would be caught in the
same traps. Humans regard animals as worthy of protection only when they
are on the verge of extinction.
Murder and death appeal to Americans and not only to hunters. How
many Americans do you know who are distressed by their government’s
murder, maiming, and dislocation of millions of Muslims in seven
countries over the past 15 years?
A few years ago there was a scandal involving a NBA star who was a
patron of dog fights in which Americans brought dogs to kill or be
killed. Americans attend cockfights in which roosters kill or die. The
British enjoyed fights to the death between bears and dogs and bred a
special dog to fight the bears. The Spanish like to see the death of
the bull or of the bullfighter. The blood sport of the Roman Colosseum
is very much a part of the human race.
Badly raised little boys tie cans to the tails of dogs and cats and
laugh as the terrified animals run, often to their death under the
wheels of cars.
Sometimes I go to a gun club with a friend to shoot at paper targets.
On one occasion our concentration was disturbed by bursts from a
superweapon. I watched the person flinch each time he shot. I
suggested that he needed a less powerful weapon with which to practice.
If only, he said. His son had gone to Africa and paid $25,000 to
murder a lion. The son had pressured the father to live up to his feat,
and the father was adding bruises to his shoulder every time he fired a
round of the .375 H&H Magnum. He began to flinch when he pulled
the trigger, and his aim was worse by the shot.