Life is life–whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage.
I would like to add to the above quote that there is no difference between a Grey squirrel’s life and that of a Red squirrel – not to the squirrels that is.
Please sign and share the following petition to stop the killing of Grey Squirrels
“Urge the Wildlife Trust not to cull the Grey Squirrels
“Urge the Wildlife trust to seek out alternative methods to save and protect the Red Squirrels, a method that does not involve the destruction of the Grey Squirrels by bludgeoning them to their death!
Wildlife Trusts’ biggest-ever recruitment drive will see volunteers bludgeon grey squirrels to death. An army of 5,000 volunteers is being sought to save the red squirrel from extinction by monitoring populations, educating children – and bludgeoning grey squirrels to death.”
Please read more and sign and share the petition:
You may wish to contact the Wildlife Trust and ask them to find an alternative method to save and protect the Red Squirrels, which will not involve killing Grey Squirrels.
Please write, telephone,Tweet and leave a message on their Facebook page. Please be polite.
The Wildlife Trusts,
Registered Charity Number: 207238
Phone: 01636 677711
Fax: 01636 670001
Full contact details which includes a form:
I prefer not to use the word cull: slaughter, kill, massacre or murder seems more appropriate . Yes I know grammatically speaking you can only use the word murder in reference to human beings. Ignoring such rules here I use this word and the others as they are more descriptive of what is taking place to animals, in this case Grey squirrels who have as much right to life as you or I or any other of the millions of species who inhabit this planet! Bludgeoning them to death no less is an appalling act of cruelty which caring sensitive people should not tolerate. I have to wonder what type of person will volunteer to bludgeon to death helpless Grey squirrels. Not the sort of person I would wish to associate with that’s for sure. Violence breeds violence, any such cruel act to an animal increases the possibility of violence to humans and escalates the misery that abounds in the world. One also has to ask what kind of education they will be providing children with reference to eliminating Grey squirrels! Again not something I would want a child of mine exposed to.
What people who propose such barbarity do not understand is that to a squirrel his or her life is as import to them as ours is to us, either that or they simply do not care. What right have we humans to control the environment, to decide which animal should live and which animal should die. Whether it’s the slaughter of badgers in a misguided attempt to control Bovine TB or the massacre of grey squirrels to protect red squirrels it is simply not our right, leave nature to take its own course.
In Defence Of Grey Squirrels
“The North American grey squirrel was first introduced to the UK in 1876. If you live in the UK, you’ll be well aware of how vilified the grey squirrel is here; it’s been accused of a multitude of sins, from almost wiping out the native red squirrels to killing trees by stripping away the bark. Much as I love grey squirrels, I always assumed the accusations were true; it seemed that the squirrels’ destructiveness was a consequence of their introduction into a region where they didn’t belong.
My views changed when I attended a talk at South West Vegan Festival which aimed to debunk the most commonly-held myths about grey squirrels. I thought I’d share with you what I learnt in an attempt to establish the innocence of these beautiful creatures.”
In Defence Of Grey Squirrels