Willow, a one day old baby Giraffe with its mother.
Picture credit: Ralph Daily
I had no intention of writing today, but coming upon this story and the petition that accompanied it, changed that in a heartbeat.
For as long as I can remember, the Giraffe has been the object of my affection and admiration.
There is something so regal, so fragile, so graceful, so endearing about them, how could you not love them.
This is just so shocking, is there no end to the atrocities inflicted on the other creatures with whom we share this world. I am horrified , as most decent people world-wide will be to learn about this the latest in the never ending abuse of animals. I hope that everyone who cares about animals will sign this petition and write to the African government officials concerned. Giraffes must be protected from people who sadly have no sense of right and wrong, have no moral code and do not care for animals who have as much right to live as we do. What is wrong with people like this who derive pleasure from shooting such a gentle and beautiful creature or indeed any creature. There has to be something seriously wrong with their mentality. I wonder what a psychological assessment would reveal. The thought that people get some sick pleasure from this appalls me in the extreme. To add further to the shock factor is the photograph included with the petition which shows a little girl among the hunters proudly displaying their heinous deed. Sad that such corruption of a child’s ethical values is allowed encouraged and condoned. Our world is a sad place of increasing abuse meted out to defenceless animals. With a fee of $3,800 to go and shoot giraffes, once again it is all about money for which it seems people are willing to allow the most horrendous of deeds. I have just noticed in the background two older children. The whole things looks like some bizarrely sick family trip out. Shocking, just appalling there are just no words adequate to describe how awful, how disgusting and unethical this is on just of many levels.