Oh Dog! It’s Sunday, so it’s once again time for some advice from Dear DeDe! That’s me!
There have been some items in the news that have disturbed me lately.
- Donald Trump’s sons Donald Jr. and Eric apparently were photographed with dead animals they hunted while on a safari in Africa. The safari took place a couple of years ago, but the photos have just now surfaced. These two apparently killed a variety of large animals, including an elephant and a leopard. The two claimed their actions helped feed the needy.
- The Scotts Company recently pled guilty in federal court to violating federal pesticide laws. Apparently the company knowingly sold birdseed that had been treated with toxic pesticides for TWO YEARS.
- Daniel Richards, the president of the California Fish and Game Commission, was recently photographed with a cougar he hunted and killed. Well, actually he shot and killed a cougar that had been trapped in a tree. This was a guided hunt that he paid $7000 to go on, and the cougar was trapped in the tree by dogs. And to think this guy is in charge of state parks and wildlife in California.
My advice to you is to complain.
Write the Donald’s sons and let them know that killing wild animals is not a sport, but cruelty. You can write them here:
Donald Trump Jr.
c/o Trump Organization
725 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Write the Scott’s Company and tell them how you feel about their actions that may have led to the sickness or death of who knows how many birds.
And if you live in California, contact your elected officials, including the governor’s office, and let them know that Richards needs to go. You can also voice your feelings with the commission.
One of these days you humans are going to have to realize that you can’t keep killing us for the hell of it.
When all the trees have been cut down,
when all the animals have been hunted,
when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money.
~ Cree Prophecy ~