Beth and the Bears

Some educational commentary which resulted from my posting about Trophy Hunting of Bears.

Beth,  thank You first for the compassionate support and your taking a stand for bears!  But to me and I’m sure many others I must commend you for this tremendously insightful and truthful comment you’ve provided for those of us who want to be helpful but also understand much more about what is going on with Bears these days in the modern world due to man’s activities and encroachment!  Two major points come out here among others in all you describe that should be viewed as imperative for all to keep in mind.  First Bears are an “Apex Omnivore,” which means they don’t have much to fear and go about living their lives as such knowing that, but only man is worrisome to them and that has been imprinted in their DNA, so they are more inclined to avoid humans!  That said, run-ins are inevitable mostly due to mankind’s not taking simple and sensible precautions or in other words the second point I was grabbed by which is “Conditioning.”  They would rather mosey on by like you said Beth but if people continue to leave trash or other opportunities for them to forage around residential property or campsites then you basically are ringing a dinner bell and saying it’s OK when you’re hungry Bear to come see what we have for you!  They can be opportunistic and if they find they can pick up an easy tasty meal without any or much hassle why wouldn’t they!  So I agree with all you said and it is we humans that have the problem and cause trouble not Bears!  We must therefore condition ourselves to behave in accordance to Nature and these Bears; being cognizant of our behaviors and how that will impact the Bears and their behaviors both in the short and long terms! Living with bears should be no problem if we Humans don’t CREATE CONFLICTING SITUATIONS!  Some humans are too quick to blame the poor bears for a tragedy, when if you look at all the facts it was lazy, stupid, irresponsible or arrogant humans that created the trouble in the first place; making for a dangerous circumstance that eventually escalates and ends in someone suffering the consequence of that mistake!  And of course if that unfortunately happens the Bear gets blamed and usually tracked and killed!  Totally Wrong and Unfair for the Bear!  The Onus is on us humans to be a step ahead of those conflicts by using our greater intelligence and being educated and sharing that information and insight just like Beth has done here!  She has done a great service for the Bears and for you and I.  Therefore, I must personally thank her for that and commend her for a job well done!  Thank You and God Bless You and Yours!  And Happy Holidays to You, “Beth and the Bears!”

Lawrence Morra

A resulting thought from the post that helped the cause with added inspiration!

I’m so humbled by your words that if I deserve them it’s just Barely!  But, I appreciate these sentiments in my heart and pass them to our Sentient Animal Friends, in this case the Bears as Good Will toward them, so that they might be better appreciated and understood by all people; then they will be allowed to live their lives free, peacefully!

Still later a lightning bolt of a thought permeates my mind and soul!

This message that I sent to another advocate I wanted to make sure you read my Friend; twisted ego or warped minds and souls Fine Lady!  I ask could this idiot have actual compassion in his heart if he can gloat or parade in this manner over a magnificent intelligent being that he just blew away and then say, look at me and what I just did?  This is a legalized sociopath if I ever saw one!  Hunters won’t like what I have to say but in today’s modern world hunting and killing animals is only steps away from being a serial killer; in fact some of you technically are within the strict definition and meaning of what one is!  TROPHIES are a KEY factor in the behavior of Sociopathic murderers! You better wash your hands of this BLOOD SPORT NOW while you can, because if you don’t before death knocks at your door or the final judgment befalls the human race, you will be shit out of luck and on the fast track to the pits of HELL!!!  Take that and smoke it you Bastards!

Yet, I still have further sentiments to another advocate!

Cheryl, again the truth and your words haunt me so much that I came back to comment again!  There is something really miserably rotten and defective deep in the souls of many humans on this planet these days; that so many are gloating with vain, self-centered, narcissistic glory seeking behaviors which are running rampant now that we have an internet for individuals to use as a showoff platform, to say to others look at me and what I do or did!  People are becoming so base and loathsome in my opinion; because rather than being modest and humble trying to seek ways to better the world, making a difference and to help where help and compassion are sorely needed; instead it’s all about me and getting in on the “wild glory ride” of the “waste race” in this technological age!  To me it’s either pure insanity or EVIL and more likely a blending of the two!  God Help Us!

And then this!

Beth you touch on a topic that is very multifaceted and complex when it comes to damage and decimation of the environment!  I spoke here of simple measures for the sake of the readers of the post that can be taken in real time right now to curtail some of the problem; but not solve the entire problem with regard to mankind and its impact on the Planet Earth and all the Life on It!  Much too broad a topic to have any serious effect on here in a post!

People have been moving away from the inner cities for several decades changing the overall lifestyle of people in society, while the bottom line and making a buck has run rampant because people with money want to make more of it as much and as fast as they can; while they are enabled by politicians and legislators who get their palms greased and campaigns backed by going along to get along!  What I’m saying is the entire system is too damn corrupted and polluted with bad players to effectuate drastic change anytime soon which is really what is needed to arrest the problems you speak of along with a whole host of others that neither you or I have brought up and if we did it would be a waste of our time because you can’t fight city hall, and all that crap!  I should know because I took on my city and state with their evil crony capitalist projects that were impacting environment, animals, people and a whole community or city and by just being resistant I bought a whole boat load of trouble as they moved to harass, instigate, plot, conspire and run over my Constitutional Rights by means of the highly corrupted, Nazi Deep State rigged system, that was acting with impunity because they had me over a barrel, not the other way around!

So, the government of the people and by the people and for the people is not happening!  It’s the crooked bastards and crooked government telling the people to eat crow or get the hell out of the way!  That is the main issue, the corruption!  If you and others can fix that then we can all roll up our sleeves and start fixing the trajectory of the man-made out of control system and civilization that is devouring the planet and all the wildlife in it!

I don’t vote for a single Democrat ever anymore, my state is run by them, socialist, Marxist commies!  I won’t vote for any pretend Republican, they have to be the real deal conservatives or they are placed in the same garbage category as the Dems!  It isn’t going to be easy to turn this Titanic ship around!  But until it does there is plenty more of the same coming!  Sorry to be so blunt!  People in this country have allowed their government of the people to be hijacked, and those US Constitutional Rights being watered down or blocked in a crooked court system!  People have been too complacent and sat on their hands or drank their booze and smoked their dope; and this is the result!  Too much water over the damn now to have any snap remedy!  It’s basically a Hell-Ride!

 

Unbalanced Forces, Consequences and Faith

The way I see our human purpose and reason for existing there is no Karma, but as you know in science cause and effect or Newtonian celestial mechanics explains how for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction does illustrate what I think you are saying!  This applies to all human actions and behavior even when we can’t see the opposing reaction taking place in real time or in our field of perception and point of view!  We don’t see the complete picture, only a fragmented vision is possible in our imperfect state!

I hear many of you nice people bring up Karma or pseudo-science/religion and philosophy that is many times a concoction of ideas and blending of other concoctions!  Then, I always think how can people miss the boat so blatantly?  Did the 2 year old baby where my former girlfriend worked in a major world renowned hospital with the best medical science and staff bar none face Karma when it suffered with a brain tumor and died one day during a procedure my Girl Friend was part of!  It is visceral and real even now thinking of that and it was many years ago! Or how a major building caught fire and burned almost to the ground and many innocent lives were lost; was that Karma?  To me there are consequences for all we do as free-will beings!  The action and opposing reaction situation at work again.   “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.”  Again you see how Newton put things into a well-defined order, and we humans can chose to have order or disrupt order by our actions upon others and various circumstances!

In order for us to have free will there must be principles and forces such as these in existence or there would be a complete “steady state” where nothing is happening, in other words an absolute and in this realm there is no such thing, we humans prove that to ourselves all the time!  I see all of this as the only way the Supreme Deity or Creator could get the desired result of gaining a beautiful family made up of many individual freethinking members; children of God, and indeed to me that is what we are while we travel on in this plane of temporary existence as flesh beings with immortal souls, for each of us must decide what pathway we choose as we grow as spirits of light and good or the opposing force of darkness and evil.

So getting back to that baby dying with the brain tumor, that innocent sweet angel was a sacrifice because of imperfection and sin in the world that suffered it seems for no reason, but the reason was profound to all who will see, to tell us that suffering will be part of any life, in fact this whole world suffers being imperfect, and the baby went on to achieve what we here still are hopefully looking forward to as our suffering continues; but there must be “faith” to bridge the gap between here where the suffering will continue always as long as this world exists in this form; then crossing over  into the world to come of eternal salvation and perfection or in other words complete peace!

Lawrence Morra

Memories and BUCK!

Another pure thought that came to my heart and soul due to this Pet JOE passing in a violent attack like this was something so classic and brazen in my heart forever!  I always loved Jack London and especially his great classic “Call of the Wild!”  From when I was a boy I would romanticize the whole Northwest Territory and Alaska of days gone by; but the thing that got to me like really deep in my soul was the dogs, and all of them but especially the key dog in that classic tale which makes me cry now thinking about his brave loving heart! Buck – A powerful dog, half St. Bernard and half sheepdog!  Good God what a beautiful sentient animal being I would love to die if I must in that remote place isolated and pure from all of humanity and chaos with a team of dogs mushing through the snow and with a lead or key dog like Buck!  I would want to just keep on going like that for countless years feeling the awe and magnificence of life, as you would in that backdrop of pure reality and being in touch with the soul of Nature and all those Sentient Beings in Unison with your own Spirit!  God, I can feel it now sitting here!

Lawrence Morra

Special credit and memorial in loving memory for the Dickey family and beloved pet Joe!

Photo Courtesy of   “animalpetitions”

 

Pushing Elephants to Extinction

THE END, JUDGMENT DAY!

Yes it does quite sadly and horrifically continue to be a GENOCIDE!  Because there is Zero Accountability and the mismanagement of Nations; too many corrupted officials or stupid peoples that only care about continuing their petty lives of menial sustenance and reproducing more of the same generation after generation; producing a self-sustaining scourge upon the planet!   This is a War across the entire planet, and the true enemy is mankind!

And saying the current President of the United States of America just doesn’t care is a lot of hot air!  How many governments are there in Africa?  Have you found out how many of those leaders care?  How about the millions of people in Africa, how many of them care?  How about the entire Communist China Party members or people there in China that use Ivory for carvings and trinkets or make magic potions with animal parts; actually care?  Get the point?  No matter how much Trump cares will not change the EQUATION!!! Too many conflicting, crazy, stupid humans that are F-king up the planet and each other and MOST DON’T CARE!!!  You will never get enough of the authorities or peoples to be on the same page and STOP ALL CARNAGE!!!  It’s called a SLIPPERY SLOPE; that goes one way and ends up with one result!  We that care about these matters are a minute fraction of the population overall!  Go figure, and here we are talking about how bad and when will it stop?  One fast way would be for massive numbers of the human race to suddenly vanish or be obliterated, that would push the needle in the opposite direction!  Gee, maybe the Rapture should come very soon, that would get a sizable number of humans off this planet!  Better yet, that would still not solve the problem, so maybe it all comes down to it will all stop or end when it is THE END, JUDGMENT DAY!   I for one will love it!  AMEN

Lawrence Morra

All Species Must Be Protected

Such is the dichotomy of life the inner and outer conflict that is perpetual and unrelenting!

In the vitally important matter to hopefully deter the Government from rolling back ESA and other protections for many Apex predators; which would be basically saying it’s open season on them to anyone who hunts or trophy kills wildlife! As many of you know wolves have only made a comeback in recent decades because they were given endangered species protections and reintroduced in a number of locations to once again allow for a diverse gene pool from which to breed and be sustainable; with this action all of that hard fought for progress will be erased in no time at all! There are those who believe that wildlife have been afforded too many protections and to them it should be the rule of survival of the fittest so Nature can take care of itself. But that is completely false because placing man’s activities into the equation creates an unnatural imbalance from the get goes in which all bets are off and species become targets for extinction! Also, when these and other animals roamed wide swathes of territory in massive numbers sustainability wasn’t an issue, but in the last 100 years man has exploited so much territory and overextended his hunting practices for purely sporting purposes along with classifying them as vermin due to their attacking farm raised herd livestock; many species were nearly wiped out until the Endangered Species Act Protections were put into place to afford these endangered animals an opportunity to regain their foothold in the Eco-system. They’ve only come back in recent years to barely sustainable levels and have many more strikes against them with less territory to roam and fewer food sources from which to have a consistent healthy diet; and their not being able to connect with other Grizzly populations and recolonize large still existing wild areas where they historically roamed such as the Salmon-Selway Ecosystem in Idaho.

As an example of my own perspective and advocacy work in promoting continued protections for many of our Iconic Wildlife Species, I’m listing the following petition I wrote and circulated a couple of years ago to garner support in getting the government to reverse course on removing in particular the Grizzly Bear from ESA Protections!

                             The Attack upon America’s Iconic Grizzly Bear                                      

Here I list just some immediate sore points that would result from the De-listing of Grizzly Bears in the Yellowstone area from Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections.

Blood lust is encouraged when trophy hunts are allowed resulting in more unnecessary targeting and killing of Grizzly Bears for this selfish practice.

Because Grizzly bears roam over large swaths of land or territories and obviously know nothing about human state boundaries, they will be unprotected when they leave the safety of Yellowstone National Park. Furthermore, to turn over control of the bears to multiple states would mean that one state could have a shoot on sight rule while still others may have a more regulated approach. This would mean that if many bears roam into the shoot on sight area that number of bears could be destroyed causing a negative impact upon the species as a whole, while the additional fallout consequence of this would be a reduction in a diverse gene pool for the bears causing yet untold damage to the species over time.

Overall, the bears should continue to be managed as Endangered Species until true recovery has been reached.

Specific Points to Consider (as presented by The Sierra Club)

  • “Grizzly bears are an essential piece of the American West, a wildlife icon that has been integral to the Yellowstone region for centuries.
  • Thanks to the Endangered Species Act Grizzly bears are making a remarkable recovery, but they remain vulnerable due to shifting food sources, isolation, and an increase in preventable conflicts with hunters and livestock. Now is not the time to strip them of endangered species protections.
  • After two centuries of decline Grizzly bears are just now beginning to rebound in the northern Rocky Mountains and around Yellowstone, occupying less than 2% of their historic range.
  • The growth rate of the population has been stagnant since the early 2000s because more bears are dying as a result of conflicts with hunters and livestock, and fewer cubs are surviving to adulthood.  
  • Grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region should be allowed to grow in number and distribution, so they can connect with other Grizzly populations and recolonize large existing wild areas where they historically roamed such as the Salmon-Selway Ecosystem in Idaho.”

The Federal Governments About Face Regarding Grizzly Bears

I have a unique perspective from which to observe and look at this matter of growing concern by many good fellow Americans.  I see how the plan to De-list the Grizzly Bear from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections is becoming more of a spiritual battle between right and wrong or good and evil.  Far too many hard fought achievements’ or successful programs for the restoration of our environment or Eco-system are being threatened with elimination by what I believe the Pope in Rome has called “an atmosphere of indifference,” by which certain members of society are encouraged to act with impunity or no need for accountability thereby causing pain, suffering and destruction at an alarming rate across the Planet.  I know this to be true because even I was attacked by this growing lack of accountability which happened right in my work environment when those entrusted with my safety felt compelled to ignore what is right in order that selfish intolerance, or lack of humanity was allowed to advance its corrupted agenda upon the innocent, causing serious bodily injury by lack of following any appropriate protocol.  Here too with the Grizzly Bears I see an attack upon their slow recovery from a nearly complete decimation just decades ago to a place where their continued survival has been encouraged and brought back from the brink, to a level that is closer to achieving a permanent foothold and proper place once again, within the natural order of the environment which they have always been a part of.

I see the web of life as a tapestry that is woven together in very intricate and sometimes delicate ways were all the individual strands make up the whole and give it a combined strength that won’t fall apart as long as all of the individual strands remain intact.  If we as Americans allow this De-listing to occur it would be akin to again saying that “indifference” is the order of the day and it doesn’t matter what happens to these magnificent members of the Rocky Mountain Region of these United States of America, when in fact it does matter.

Because we are all Americans regardless of what part of the country we find ourselves residing, and this great land of ours with all of its natural beauty as well as diversity belongs to all of us, we all should take pride in protecting and in many cases restoring valuable species back to sustainable or balanced natural levels that had been stripped away in the past due to bad policies or even the lack of any.  I truly believe that to De-list these bears will be a move toward a not good policy for the bears, while subjecting them to an agenda of indifference and destruction which will cause substantial harm to these great mammals or their continued viability, along with further damage to our beautiful natural environment.  It’s been said, “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”  I honestly believe that the majority of Americans are good and see these relaxing of restrictions or laws as being wrong and as another assault upon our shared tremendously important natural resources that we shouldn’t allow to happen.   That’s why it’s so imperative for all Americans regardless of which area of this great country of ours you call home,  to speak up for the Grizzly Bear by calling or writing to your Senators and Congressmen, along with signing the petitions that are now being circulated by concerned groups of Americans like the Sierra Club.

Fellow American and wildlife advocate,

Lawrence Morra                                                                                                              5/30/2016 

 

Wrapping up:

All anyone need to do regarding vast wild wilderness locations like Alaska and “native species” remaining intact there is to read the work of one of my all-time favorite authors and human beings to grace this planet, Jack London!!! He is an Icon to me; to have come up with his Iconic “Call of The Wild” novel.  In it expressing his clear perspective of what Nature and Wildlife are all about and why God created these magnificent entities along with us humans; who should be in awe and serving Nature as good stewards and shepherds!  If we didn’t have Nature and the “Wild Things,” you know we would be on a living Hell planet!  Think about our solar system alone, how vast but starkly devoid of precious living breathing Nature, which we take for granted here; even in its abundance here the rarity or miracle of it with so many beautiful species like giraffes, elephants, lions, bears, wolves and many others that are on the brink of extinction; but in contrast the lack of such things throughout our solar system cries out “preservation” and “protection” at all times!!! We must do this job right, and we can only do it if all countries work together toward the common righteous goal of saving our planet’s WEB OF LIFE!

In Conclusion, I’m barely scratching the surface of getting the work done that must be continued far beyond my mere lifetime, so I am just little old me plugging along thinking and attempting to touch something out there in the big wide world and let it know I care!  I know there is far too much of the opposite as I personally experienced that harsh reality and sinful nature of mankind in vivid color and still, I see all the good that is out there struggling to survive just like me and you!  So along the way if I can look back and drawing my last breathe I can look out and say at least I did try to care, even if my attempts fell short of the mark my heart knows I did right, that fine advocates, will count for something in this maze of grandiose and bottom of the barrel contrasts or contradictions!  Such is the dichotomy of life the inner and outer conflict that is perpetual and unrelenting!  Peace

Lawrence Morra

 

 

The Murder of a Giraffe in South Africa

Signed.  No more hunting, animals are not here for our entertainment .

Thank you Lin for stepping in to help this critically important cause for powerful advocacy now! I agree with you 100%, but I must candidly tell you that anyone with half a brain can see that this great animal species is on its way out of existence and to kill one of them is absolutely wrong, and under these circumstances makes it a SIN and a Crime in God’s eyes!!! The South African Government should see it the same way but again evil is influencing humans to make bad decisions and do evil in the world and in this case money is the temptation to sin!!! What makes it worse is to kill this great bull male that had great genes that were long tried and proven genes which would be able give his species a fighting chance of surviving past another generation of humans is a most heinous and  derelict thing to do!!!

This murder was not just this one magnificent example of his species but was a death blow and almost final nail in the coffin of the entire species! That is why I have to repeat at this time the problem is not just the simple age old problem of protecting beautiful species of animals but it is now a fight between actual good and evil!

A movie that relates to this very idea but not so much in the sense of typical Christian thinking of God the creator and the Devil; is the old Tom Cruise film titled “Legend,” in it The Lord of all that is Darkness portrayed by the actor (Tim Curry) tries to take over the world by slaying two unicorns.

Like in that film we now see endangered or quite rare creatures of God’s are being murdered in this example by this wicked puny woman that thinks she is great and powerful with her high powered rifle taking down this large bull giraffe! This is beyond sick and deranged or drunk with power lust, but is PURE EVIL at work! What I would like to tell that low life bitch is why didn’t you show us how brave and powerful you are and walk your punk ass right up to this great animal with a hunters Bowie knife and try getting him that way? She killed with a bullet from a distance because she is a weak, little punk ass, spineless coward, and runt chicken of a woman!

And this all proves we are watching EVIL at work as the human race is being infected by the most powerful of evil influences, Satan! Be preparing yourself for a very tragic and horrid future my friend, because the way things are going with so many humans doing wicked things to God’s creation or being oblivious to truth and doing the right thing; we are surely getting very close to the precipice and end of the world as we know it!  God Bless You!!!

Lawrence M. It’s so wrong on all levels. All pursuits irrespective of cultural / historical significance should also cease now. They had their place, it’s time to move on from them. We as humans now know a little more on animals and our relationships with them. So to criticize other countries on what they do still to animals, when we also do similar is no better. We all need to practice better care and management on animals.

Extremely so, that does point out the true evil sickness in the hearts and souls of some humans walking this earth today, here a little woman seeking power and glory in this manner which is beyond belief; but there it is right before our eyes, absolute evil corrupting absolutely with the most evil source of evil!

Lawrence M. Agree, with a gun they are empowered and I find that rather alarming and dangerous

That is my point also Lin the use of weapons such as these should perhaps be restricted to inanimate target shooting not killing Magnificent Beautiful Creatures of God’s!  The governments are responsible because they are in place to maintain civil obedience to proper behavior and for enacting or enforcing laws to do so!

There is definitely a problem in South Africa just as there is in the USA or China and just about anywhere!  Point here was that this Great species was murdered this time in South Africa so the focus is duly placed upon their entire Government for allowing this!  I intend on contacting them directly myself!

Lawrence Morra