Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I HATE this man

I don't use the word hate often, but there is a man that gets the honor, Fred Morris from Utah who "took part in a safari to South Africa last year to kill a southern white rhino whose skin is now being mounted for display at Brigham Young University's Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum". Here is the most disturbing story, that was on the front page of the local newspaper.

That is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard. Not only for the Museum (who was well aware that Morris would commit murder for them), but for the man that thinks it is okay to go out into the wild and kill an endangered animal.

What the hell? Who, in their right mind would think this is okay?

So what can we do about it? The
Brigham Young University's Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum has a contact page here. It will only take a moment, I promise! Tell them what you think!

4 comments:

  1. Lots of people have been protesting. It was on the news today!

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  2. goldgirl1:32 PM

    Uggghh...that makes me so sad. I'll email and protest.

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  3. I'm not totally sure what I think about this yet. It sounds like there are plenty of rhinos left so extinction isn't a problem. And hunters only receive permits when the government issues them to help control the population, yes? BYU isn't the type of school to promote such erratic behavior... nor put its reputation on the line. I think BYU will continue with the display, but it really will be a great educational piece--the Bean Museum does a great job with education.

    I'm not endorsing or condemning; I understand how passionate you must feel after visiting South Africa. I just think that there are other pressing things that people should get riled up about, such as the people in South Africa and how they're dying and stuff.

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  4. I agree. Endangered means ENDANGERED. No one should be killing those animals. I don't care if it's for education. It's illegal.

    Besides, cruelty to animals is just step one toward cruelty to humans. It shouldn't be tolerated. (I know this isn't the exact same thing, but I thought I'd throw it in.)

    b

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