The Secret Code of Wildlife Managers

Crack the Code

In wildlife management’s secret code
camouflage words disguise the deed
mask the act
seek to fool with false cover:

kill becomes “cull”;
“harvest” hides the slaughter;
“remove” cloaks the crushing destruction;
“service” conceals an utter annihilation.Bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars
and foxes by the millions
pay the price on public land
pay with their lives for human
intolerance, fear, and greed
and a nightmare vision of mission

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2 Responses to The Secret Code of Wildlife Managers

  1. Monica says:

    Thanks you, Ian – I so appreciate your thoughts and comments. I believe – and hope – that our next frontier as humans will be to revolutionize the way we treat our wild, domestic, and food animals.

  2. Very thought provoking writing Monica, your words tell the story of the need to understand and live harmoniously with the world of animals.

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