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Nature red in tooth and claw

Post by Patrick O'Callahan on March 31, 2010 at 11:35 am |
March 31, 2010 11:56 am

In a doomed attempt to upstage PETA, the Global Anti-Hunting Campaign is staging “the first of 50 funeral motorcades for the animals” on Friday; it will proceed from Seattle’s Volunteer Park in Seattle to Bellefields Nature Park in Bellevue.


Funeral Motorcade for the Animals is a solemn event, conducted in the same spirit as a funeral for a loved one. It is for all the non-human sentient beings that have died at human hands, through the ages and right now. In our grief we speak, that all killings of sentient beings must end!

I’ve always been curious about why these kind of demonstrations never target other predators. Tigers, for example – aside from napping excessively, they spend pretty much all their time hunting and killing sentient beings. Why do they get a pass?

This particular motorcade commemorates sea lions. Deer, I could see. Rabbits, I could see. But sea lions are carnivores, for heaven’s sake. It’s like weeping for Al Capone at a memorial for crime victims.

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