by Jim Roberston
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Like any other technological advancement, the internet is a tool that can
be used for good or evil. Social media is a great venue for educating and
rallying caring people and amassing an army of kind folks to work together
for a positive change.
At the same time, it can also be a meeting
place and breeding ground for sick minds sunk so deep in the gutter that
hate oozes from every pore. The general public is now well aware of the
problem of pedophiles and stalkers trolling the internet, but there's
another malevolence out there they don't hear much about--mainly because the
crimes committed by these psychopaths are legal.
I'm talking about the
prideful trophy hunters showing off their kills on Facebook; the sneering
wolf hunters and trappers who post their grotesque triumphs on webpages
where they know they'll be viewed by people who are already so distraught
that one more image may push them over the edge. It's part of the game to
them, to see who snaps first. Don't be their next victim.
to those of you who, like me, can't stand seeing another NRA leader gloating
over a dead water buffalo, or country star hunched over a bear he
murdered with a bow
in a fenced in canned hunting compound, or a wolf-hunting website designed
just to turn the stomachs of kindhearted wolf advocates: don't go there--at
least for a day or two. Take some time off if you need to. Hold on to the
anger, but try to pace yourself. Wars are not won by those who are blinded
by rage or lost in a pit of depression. There's an
art to war; it takes self-discipline and careful strategy to be
Rome wasn't toppled by the first invading army; like the
decadence of sport hunting, it had to crumble from within first.