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Lovely photographs and I also share much of the same sentiments, everything has a right to live and that includes those who have to kill to eat. It used to shock people who I told about the raptors who preyed on the birds in my garden, but everything has to eat, the seed eaters and the meat eaters and everything in between. Only animal who kills for fun is man, he is a predators and he does it without eating sometimes without thinking, he turns magnificent animals into trophies. It fairly turns my stomach.I see you managed to get Eilean Donan Castle without the Car Park, it looks like it is in the middle of nowhere, I expect it is a shock for the Tourists when they finally get there.Useful stuff on plants, will use that.
Thank you.Yes, I agree. We need to kill animals to eat meat. I like vegetables but I think humans are meant to be omnivores. TBH I'm not sure I've ever seen a really fit looking vegetarian. I saw a documentary last night that said sometimes leopards kill for fun, and domestic cats seem to kill birds and mice in my garden despite being more than adequately fed at home in my neighbours'. That really angers me. I've bought some industrial pepper to try to keep them away.LOl yeah, nice pic without the tourist accessories!
Some lovely landscapes but my favourite this Sunday, in solidarity, is the foxes. Helena is right killing for "fun" or "sport" is never acceptable.
Thank you.I don't much like the cats who do it, but I'd happily do damage to humans who do. The cats are following instinct. It seems the Eton boy wants to bring back hunting in England. He'll never do it here!
I loathe any "sports" hunting of an animal. Farmers shooting foxes I have no issues with, nor people protecting their livestock elsewhere.Some moaned about the economic impact of hunting bans. Well, there have been economic impacts with other bans - smoking for one. But the bans had benefits, and there are ways to adjust to the changes.I'm sure there are ways to utilise the horses and land for other purposes.Great pictures by the way.
Agreed again. If you ahve to shoot something to stop it killing you or your stuff, then I think that's ok.But people who do it for fun and beneath contempt. I enjoyed, as a youth, being as obstructive as I could to them.
It could be argued that that stance is putting economics above the environment foxes were there before sheep. Most foxes are persecuted to protect the game industry and farmers willingly are used as a handy get out clause.
Lovely, just lovely.
Thanks, Marcia. I know you kinda look forward to them...
As always Tris you and Munguin are the tops when it comes to relaxing with nature on Sunday.
Aww thanks Arbroath. Munguin's head is swelling.
trisSee Cleggy says he keeps getting hit and hit but still survivesyou dont win many Boxing bouts that way and you end a shamblingpunchdrunk has been,........Um suits him then/HelenaWot she said........there you are something we do absolutely agree onbest i go and have lie down
Ha ha ha... No wonder he keeps being hit, Niko. He's an irrelevance. Whatever he promises will be buried the moment he gets a whiff of a ministerial Mondeo.The only person I can think of who matters less is Willie Rennie.Hmmm... I never thought I'd hear you agreeing with Helena.
trisnah nor me you really must read this excellent but terrible and sadpity the younger generation .
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/12/politicians-modern-workers-hi-vis-vests-stress-bullyingThe hidden impact is the hollowing out of what labour means. It was workers in the Soviet Union who coined the adage: “We pretend to work, they pretend to pay us”, but in large sectors of modern capitalism that is the deal. To many young people, stuck in jobs with no career progression, no security and no pension, work’s status is diminished. It’s a tendency amplified by the free flow of information about our private lives on social media: few people write about their work in detail; their social and leisure time dominates their life stories. On many people’s Facebook page it is as if their work existed in a barely significant, parallel world.With unions declining in size, power and – for many fragmented industries – even relevance, there is nobody to articulate the problems of the work world. No worker in one of these election photo-ops is allowed to express themselves freely; polite questions are the limit.
Brilliant article, Niko.I'm going to link to it in Monday's post, because most of it is about the economy, and how they say it is so good and how in reality it's a pile of crap.Life is intolerable for many for the hours that they are at work, and to be honest, it goes up the scale too. It's not just cleaners in a London hotel, or workers in a fast food outlet who suffer miserably at work.My friend who is a GP got so fed up at being narked at about targets and throughput that he was diagnosed as suffering from depression and stress.In the employment business, you'd better get your monthly targets of people into work/into training/ seen/ etc, or you will be hauled up and disciplined.It's a desperate thing. I know not one single person who is happy at their work, and most detest it.But you can't pack it in, because where else will it be different, and in any case, if you go to the DWP for help they will treat you like muck and you'll not get your money for weeks and, when you do it will be wrong, or you'll be sanctioned for something that you didn't know you'd done.You can't even afford to be sick now, because some half trained Muppet comes along and insists you are fit for work, the day before you die.I'd hate to be starting out in Britain. It must be a nightmare.