often wonder why this disturbing image is in my portfolio, especially
since I strive to capture nature’s beauty with my photographs. Admittedly, this picture can be hard to look at, so I’ll
try to explain.
had stumbled upon the remains of five large mammals, their carcasses
skinned and nearly unidentifiable. Upon
closer examination, I realized that I was seeing
the bodies of four bobcats and a fox, all the victims
of vicious leg hold traps.
Secondly, the animals most highly prized by trappers play a crucial role in nature’s scheme. This assault on the ecosystem will come back to haunt us.
Finally, in the 21st century, there is absolutely no need for humans to trap wild animals, either for survival or livelihood. I can see no way to justify trapping, and I hope you’ll join me in speaking out against this brutal practice.
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