There’s something that has been troubling me today. There’s a petition that has been doing the rounds today to prevent an individual from ever getting a Visa to enter South Africa after she posted herself posing behind a gorgeous lion she had killed with her hunting rifle for sport. For more info, click here: http://www.change.org/petitions/the-government-of-the-republic-of-south-africa-deny-future-entry-to-melissa-bachman?share_id=ABZdLcBssu&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition
Since this has gone viral, more petitions and post have done the rounds highlighting the opinions not only of those who oppose the practice of sports hunting, but those of a load of other sickos that will kill any animal if the price is right.
Now, I’m not a vegetarian, but I don’t believe in wasting the life of a any animal just for kicks. So, before I turn this into a political/social post, I’d like writers out there to write about animals and how they feel about them. There are a few ways to do this:
1. Write a narrative from the point of view of an animal, any animal. You might have the next “I am a Cat” or children’s story, you never know.
2. Pick an animal you admire and describe in as much detail as possible their appearance, your perception of them, how they move, what they smell like, what they eat, everything.
3. Make a list and name as many animals as you can. Close your eyes and point to one, then construct a narrative where they are the main character written in 3rd person narrative.
Enjoy. This one’s for all the creatures with which we share the planet…