Killers have dominated the DNR and the mentality of those indoctrinated by a hundred years of the media making killing "normal" and "fun" by the anachronistic "outdoors" pages of the newspapers. There has been only killing advocacy and no regular media that questioned the killing mantra of the DNR. Media is not supposed to be in bed with government - it is supposed to be a watchdog.
The USDA, of course, is in the slaughterhouse business. It is what they know and specialize in. Instead of teaching reverence for all life and the interconnectedness of our lives with the web of life, our media teaches murder and killing for fun. It glorifies it. Sanitizes it. Excuses it.
I live 50 miles north of Madison along the little Neenah Creek and a mile from the Big Slough. Both are ideal goose and duck habitat. Both are bereft of geese and ducks. Why? Because the DNR army of favored elite "hunters" line up and kill our migratory birds coming into and going out of former wildlife refuges, and all over the state they kill.
My neighbor, a 79 year old American Indian, who lives on the Big Slough, offered to take 500 geese from Madison parks along the Big Slough. We offered it last fall at the "hearings" and I emailed and called Soglin's office June 23rd to say we had volunteers to help get the geese and goslings up here. They would NEVER want to go back to Madison. Did they try this sensible alternative and make every effort to honor the beautiful wild brethren that grace our lives. Hell - no - I had a reply from Soglin 5 days after the geese were slaughtered. "So sorry - maybe kinder methods next time."
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