Recent news that a pair of Golden Eagles were caught in a wolf snare near Sundre – the female died the day before yesterday and prospects look grim for her mate - has tempered the gratification I feel about yet more neighhourbood chickadees and woodpeckers benefiting from the offerings of human kindness. How is it that we can celebrate and adore our backyard birds yet at the same time allow the barbaric practice of snaring to continue? How many more golden eagles? How many more pets, deer, bears, wild horses, cougars and countless other wild animals will be needlessly squandered because of snares? How many more animals will be allowed to suffer pointless, slow and agonizing deaths before we are sufficiently shamed by this great hypocrisy? We can do better. In the spirit of this award, may we raise our collective voice for what is right.
Thank you Myrna for being an advocate for wildlife!