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Illegal killing of animals is just a waste

2014-06-12T00:00:00Z 2014-06-12T09:18:07Z Illegal killing of animals is just a waste The Billings Gazette
June 12, 2014 12:00 am

A lone wolf traveled from Oregon through Idaho to Montana's Bitterroot Valley. There, one of the seven billion human beings who inhabit this planet shot and killed him illegally. The shooter must be a protector of the human species.

Maybe one of his heroes is Sir George Gore of Sligo, Ireland. He came to Montana in 1855 for a hunt and was proud to tell how he slaughtered 40 grizzly bears, 2,500 buffalo, numerous elk, deer, antelope and other small game.

L. A. Huffman, the great photographer from Miles City, took pictures of many such hunts. He wrote what was an awful waste at the time of the killing later felt even more cruel and unjustifiable. A lone wolf is no match to our abilities.

John Ruther


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