I read a lot of bloggs from around the world, and enjoy doing so a lot. But to day I was shocked, and sad. And that is why I write these few words. It was a photoblog, showing a photo of a coyote. A lone coyote.
And the text more or less like this: “I managed to get within 10 feet. I was going to set it free, but didn’t have anything to let it go once I saw the snare on it’s leg. Not knowing how it would react. I snapped a few photos and went on my way. If only I had a set of wire cutters I may have tried to cut it loose since it seemed worn down from trying to get free. I didn’t feel good about leaving it there, but had no choice since it wasn’t our property anyway.”
It was not possible to made a comment on this blog, so that is why I write about it here. I am so chocked. I know there may be other rules and legislations in other countries, and I am sure this person meant no harm, but who can take a photo of an animal in pain, and then just leave? In my country this is absolutly illeagal, to leave an animal in pain without ensuring it will get help if you can’t do it yourself. It does not matter whos property it is. It is also illegal to use a snare to catch mammals.
I do not write this to make this person eventuelly feel more bad. I write this because I hope all of us can do our best to help animals, or people, who are in urgent need.