Hunter Encourages 11-Year-Old Son To Kill Rare Albino Deer

https://www.thedodo.com/hunter-encourages-11-year-old–775070621.html?utm_source=ahiaFb

 By Stephen Messenger

An 11-year-old boy in Michigan had an encounter last week with one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights — an albino deer, alive and free in the wild. Only about one in 20,000 deer are born with albinism, and far fewer survive to maturity like this one had.

But the boy was on no nature walk; he was on a hunting trip with his father, and the rare deer wouldn’t survive the day.

Warning: Graphic image below

With the encouragement of his father, Mick Dingman, the sixth-grader steadied his crossbow and fired a fatal shot through the deer’s lungs, besmirching that snow-white coat with the spill and splatter of blood. The rare animal had been seen by folks around town leading up to that moment, but now this deer was the Dingmans’ alone.

Dingman tells the Livingston Daily that he plans to commemorate the killing by getting the 12-pointed buck mounted by a taxidermist: “It’s too rare and too pretty not to spend the extra money and have the whole thing done.”

“[My son] kind of feels like a rock star right now,” says Dingman, adding that the youth’s supposed accomplishment has caught the attention of hunting magazines, who are interested in sharing the story. But not everyone is so excited.

(Facebook/Mick Dingman)

Amy Sprecher, in neighboring Wisconsin, runs a white deer protection group composed of hunters and non-hunters who are opposed to killing albinos — and she says stories like this are “maddening.”

“It’s just wrong. I don’t understand why’d you’d want to take that animal away from everybody,” Sprecher told The Dodo. “There are people who want to hunt white deer for bragging rights, but that’s not what hunting is about. Hunters that would never shoot a white deer don’t understand these people either.”

And Sprecher is not alone in her outrage. Not long after the Livingston Daily posted this photo and story online, readers began expressing anger.

“Wouldn’t you much rather observe something so rare again year after year than just stare at this giant full mounted carcass for the rest of your life?” writes Christina Brown.

“This deer was in our backyard in the spring and my wife took a picture. All of the people near us wanted to only shoot pictures, not the deer. We aren’t anti hunting but instead wanted this rare deer to be able to spread his genes so his legacy lives on after he died of a natural cause,” writes Tim Reinert.

Given the rarity of albino deer, four states, Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee and Wisconsin, have made it illegal to kill them. Critics have argued that laws protecting white deer are based more on emotion than science — arguing that albinism is a genetic disorder, not something to be cherished — but emotions surrounding white deer is certainly nothing new.

According to Native American tradition, white deer, like the one killed by Mick Dingman’s son, are one of the most sacred creatures on the planet.

“Albino animals are looked at as a spirit animal, which you are suppose to learn from rather than shoot and kill,” Jonnie J. Sam, from Michigan’s Ottawa Indian tribe, told The Dodo.

“I’d be more inclined to see if the animal has something to teach me, but sadly not everybody looks at it that way.”

Wisconsin Trophy Hunters Slaughter 91 Wolves in 5 days, Go Over Limit In Two Zones

Originally posted on Howling For Justice:

Wisconsin Wolf Slaughter

Wisconsin DNR Wolf “Harvest”

It’s bad enough 91 wolves have been slaughtered in Wisconsin since October 15 (just five days) but notice Wisconsin trophy hunters are going over  legal limits of killing wolves. In Zone 1 by 5 wolves and in Zone 2 by 14 wolves. Is the DNR ignoring what amounts to poaching of wolves by not monitoring the hunt closely and letting hunters kill wolves with impunity?

Please flood their lines and ask why hunters have been allowed to go over the legal hunting limit in Zone 2 by 14 wolves and Zone 1 by 5 wolves. Do they care?

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This picture out of the Wisconsin killing fields has been making the rounds on the internet.  This is just one of the 85 wolves reported killed since last Wednesday.

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Petition: WWF: End your Partnership with the USA Pro-Hunting Lobby

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Yolanda Kakabadse: WWF’s International President and USAID: WWF: End your Partnership with the USA Pro-Hunting Lobby G
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5,242 signers. Let’s reach 100,000

Why this is important to me

The World Wildlife Fund in Africa, is in bed with the USA Pro-Hunting Lobby Groups: DSC, SCI and NRA. They have vested interests because they are controlling funding streams and imposing their Hunting Agendas first. Which, means they are directly influencing and manipulating ALL the African Countries to maintain a Trophy Hunting Stance.
Please sign this very important petition. We need to raise awareness to STOP the corruption in the WWF in Africa. They are blatantly exaggerating critically endangered wildlife population numbers and data, they are misusing global WWF Charity Donations, whilst, creating opportunities for the Trophy Hunting Industries in Africa to flourish.

This wildlife holocaust is causing human incurable diseases. ‘Ebola’ is spreading across Africa and soon the rest of the world.

Evidence : Uncontrollabled Hunting Leads to New Deadly Diseases including Ebola : http://en.ria.ru/eco_plus/20140906/192693219/Uncontrolled-Hunting-Leads-to-New-Deadly-Diseases-Including.html

The African Ecosystem is breaking down as Trophy Hunters have massacred and over-hunted wild animals for over 50 years.

The USA Trophy Hunting businesses and the members of the USA Pro-Hunting Lobby Groups alongside the Poachers are now standing side-by-side massacring the Wild Animals into extinction.

The destruction of the natural world in Africa is supported by WWF Charity Donations, which is directly threatening the African Tribal People’s health and their future because they are dependant upon the Natural World to survive. …

Petition and More:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Yolanda_Kakabadse_is_WWFs_International_President_and_USAID_WWF_End_your_partnership_with_the_USA_ProHunting_Lobby_Group/?dJiBYcb&pv=37

Hundreds of minks set free

Originally posted on Moral Dilimia:

Hundreds of minks set free at farm accused of animal cruelty
Hundreds of minks (not the ones pictured) in Montérégie were set free overnight on August 20. Police are investigating, and would not confirm it is the same fur farm targeted by animal rights activists online.

By Anne Sutherland and Garrett Barry
THE GAZETTE

August 21, 2014 8:51 AM
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Photograph by: Sergei Grits , AP Photo

MONTREAL — Hundreds of minks were set free on August 19 at a farm in Montérégie accused of mistreating its animals.

The farm’s owner called the Sûreté du Québec at 8 a.m. August 20, reporting that cages housing the minks had been opened. When SQ officers arrived, they discovered that most of the animals remained in the barn close to their open cages, but that some managed to escape into the wild.

One of the main hypotheses of the SQ is that one or…

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Hunters are Uncivilized

Exposing the Big Game:

When Jeffery Dalmer’s story was told, it totally mirrored what I see in hunters, I don’t discriminate, the species of animal that is in the freezer, it is all flesh and blood of an animal that was murdered, a life taken unwillingly, unjustly is a life taken.

Originally posted on Moral Dilimia:

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Very hard to understand why and how, there is a certain sect of society, that is comprised of and focused around a almost satanic dark world of blood and guts spilled of innocent creatures of no crimes. These dark seeded individuals, wallow in the pain and suffering that they inflict, they take photos, videos, trophies.  When Jeffery Dalmer’s story was told, it totally mirrored what I see in hunters, I don’t discriminate, the species of animal that is in the freezer, it is all flesh and blood of an animal that was murdered, a life taken unwillingly, unjustly is a life taken. Hunters are quick to cite the bible verses to interpret and fit their own egocentric blood lust desires. And to take these verses literal that possibly, some other sociopathic killer wrote eons ago, and really, who the hell was the writer? Do we really know?…

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Save The Yellowstone Bison!

Originally posted on Howling For Justice:

(From the Buffalo Field Campaign)

“NEW FILM: Silencing the Thunder
Independent film maker and Montana State University student, Eddie Roqueta, has just released an incredible 26-minute documentary about the ongoing war against America’s last wild buffalo.”

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Winter 2013 –  Magnificent Yellowstone buffalo, one of  the last wild, free roaming bison. A natural treasure!

Please help save them! Stop the slaughter!

Visit the Buffalo Field Campaign for more information.

Just like the wolves, bison are voiceless, speak for them!

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Yellowstone to cull (kill) 900 buffalo this year

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Wisconsin Trophy Hunters Wipe Out 65 Wolves In Just 4 Days..

Originally posted on Howling For Justice:

Wisconsin wolf public domain

Deja’ Vu – Slaughtered Wisconsin Wolf – 1909 – What’s different today?

October 18, 2014

There’s a wolf killing frenzy going on in Wisconsin. In just four days Wisconsin trophy hunters have slaughtered 65 wolves, that’s over 16 wolves per day. Wolves are being tracked and trailed by up to 6 dogs per hunter and I don’t believe for one second that some of those wolves haven’t been directly killed by dogs or at the very least bitten multiple times before they’re killed by the hunters. Can you imagine the terror wolves face as their chased by barking dogs and hunters?

Besides legalized dog/wolf fighting,Wisconsin allows wolves to be trapped, arrowed, shot and baited. And they’re killing wolf puppies, who are barely eight months old. Trophy hunting is sick and anyone who engages in it needs their heads examined.

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Stay Tuned…

I’ll be away from the blog for a few days (possibly a week), so stay tuned. In the meantime, here are some links to articles that didn’t end up here, but which I sent to Exposing the Big Game’s Facebook site:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Exposing-the-Big-Game-Living-Targets-of-a-Dying-Sport/339476192767468?ref=hl

http://grist.org/politics/republicans-flail-about-looking-for-alternative-to-climate-denialism/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Weekly%2520Oct%252014&utm_campaign=weekly

https://secure3.convio.net/engage/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=10931

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/10/06/3412973_kids-and-guns-a-great-combo-at.html?rh=1

http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-news/ranchers-express-frustration-over-wolf-management/29004584

http://www.care2.com/causes/how-a-tiny-brain-worm-is-killing-moose-across-north-america.html

These 14 States Have a Plan for Climate Change. The Rest of You Are Screwed.

http://exposingthebiggame.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/paul-ehrlichs-overpopulation-message-even-more-relevant-today/

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/10/most-states-dont-have-plan-when-climate-change-brings-its-predictable-destruct-0

A comprehensive look at the progress states are making in preparingfor climate change. Click to see the interactive map. Georgetown Climate Center

Anti-Wolf Comments Demonstrate Ignorance and Hysteria Wolves Face….

Originally posted on Howling For Justice:

Wolf paranoia Rational Wiki
A typical wolf about to take your children and eat your job!

It’s been awhile since I cleaned out my spam folder and deleted anti-wolf comments. This is just a small sampling, I could write an entire book on these little gems. They’d be laughable if it wasn’t so serious for wolves. They show the mentality wolves are facing and demonstrate once again why wolves need protection under the ESA.

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Wolf Hysteria

“Wolf hysteria (also known as wolf persecution, or rarely, lupophobia) is the widespread public hatred of wolves, incorporating both their enduring role as folk devils, and societal attitudes favouring policies of active persecution of wolves, and opposition and resistance to policies aiming to protect existing wild populations, or reintroduce the species into former ranges where it has become extinct relatively recently. The phenomenon shares much in common with moral panics, including the use of scaremongering,

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Additional follow-up!

Originally posted on Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic-Vote Our Wildlife:

Blog Followers!

Please don’t forget to take the Wolf Survey toward the end of this week’s column. Also, please participate in the North American Wolves survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1puUqDagR6boaO_9TqHuAAemWYiesiC0ZZQQ6v-FX0vk/viewform regarding attitudes toward wolves. Please network the column and SURVEY to your social networking sites and email lists.

And watch the video how wolves made a stunning ecological improvement to Yellowstone and even improved the rivers.

Join us at www.wiwildlifeethic.org to fight for reform of the DNR being structured on killing licenses instead of general public funds. (Wildlife watchers already bring 3-4 times the $ of killing licenses and hunter taxes combined.) Please join us to fight for our wolves and other wildlife, tabling, flyering events, and speaking out at hearings and the Natural Resources hunter-stacked board meetings.

Now or never.

The wolf kill starts this Wednesday in Wisconsin, October 15. They have already killed more than half of the wolves it took 38…

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