rinalia (rinalia) wrote,
rinalia
rinalia

Wild turkey girl

We euthanized the wild turkey girl today. She had been shot. The vet thought she'd been shot well over a week ago and probably wandered too close to the road. I'm thankful to be the one who found her (and a little surprised she wasn't killed by a predator sooner). I held her as she died.

It saddens me someone saw her as nothing more than a trophy hunt, a beautiful creature degraded to "meat". It saddens me more that so many people drove by her while she suffered. But I'm glad it was me, I'm glad I was so close to work, and I'm glad we gave her a chance to recuperate. It just wasn't meant to be.

While being considerate of those on my flist who may feel differently, I must admit I do not comprehend the joy, thrill or excitement of hunting. Not when I have to see an animal suffer so much. She didn't deserve that.
Tags: animals
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments