Selected Articles from our
The C.A.S.H. Courier
ARTICLE from the Summer 2006 Issue
In Praise of Paul Watson
BY JIM ROBERTSON
I applaud Captain Paul Watson for taking a stand for the animals and
resigning from his position on the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club
because of their sleeping with the enemy—pandering to “sportsmen” by
holding a “Why I Hunt” essay contest.
Praising hunters for the good things they might do for wildlife
habitat, while ignoring the lethal results of their ‘primal passions’ is
like admiring pedophilic priests for the good they might do for
choirboys, while glossing over their predatory behavior and ignoring the
impacts on their victims. Hunters may not have sex with the animals they
covet, but like child molesters, they prey on the defenseless and like serial killers, they leave their victims physically
wounded or dead.
To actively court their membership in an environmental group, while
ignoring their deviant desires, is like disregarding Ted Bundy’s crimes
against women just because he volunteered some of his time on a rape
Several nurses turned serial killer have used their intimate
proximity to their patients to their own advantage, satisfying their
lust for power by snuffing out the life of their helpless, bedridden victims. Perhaps, like hunters, these killers
believe they are doing a good thing by taking matters in hand and
thinning the herd. But their underlying motives are self-serving and
they should no more be considered humanitarians than hunters should be
considered true environmentalists.
How is the Sierra Club going to divorce itself from this unholy
alliance when hunters in Washington, Oregon, Idaho or Alaska call for a
contest hunt on coyotes or a cull on cougars, wolves or grizzlies that
are taking too many of “their” deer, elk, moose or caribou?
Jim Robertson is an ethical photographer. You can see his website at:
Many wildlife photographers take photos of animals in a captive environment, and/or use food and
habitat lures or other artificial means of attracting animals to them or
getting wild animals to perform.
Mr. Robinson takes photographs in the wild as an unobtrusive
observer. He waits patiently never using lure.