apparently, I am extra rant-y today.
I was reading the news...I mean working today and I came accross the following quote in regards to the Coyote hunt that happens in Baker, WY each year
“I don’t know why God put them on this Earth,” said Jerrid Geving, a hunter who organizes the Baker event. “If He put them on this world to give us sport for hunting, maybe. But I’ll tell you what, they do a lot of damage to livestock.”
You don't know why god put them on this earth? They, like any other creature are an important part of the food chain. Your livestock? arrived later. Having them helps keep the things clean, as they are scavengers and will eat carcass. They cull the herbavore herds by picking off the weak, old, and sick. And yes, the Grey Wolf does this too, but don't underestimate the need for this lovely creature.
I too have lost pets to coyote. It's the realty of living in rural areas. And I don't have issue with this hunt, as long as the coyotes are not threatened as a speicis. Readily available food causes population booms. But I don't believe that any creature, no matter how lowly it is considered to be is useless. I don't think any creature exists just for sport. So sir, pull your ignorant head out of your ass and remember that there are no useless creatures, that everything on earth has a purpose and a place, even if we have disrupted that with our farming and livestock (something I am also not against, I just recognize how it changes the flow of nature).
I just get really mad when a life is considered useless.