Wednesday, 3 January 2007

The return of the native

I read yesterday that wild boar are rampaging across Dartmoor. They were let loose by animal rights activists and have since been terrorising dog walkers. It begs the question what the moral responsibility of an animal rights activist would be if a boar mauled a dog; the activist would be indirectly responsible for suffering to an animal!

Apparently, nature lovers have been upset by the boar’s habit of rooting up land on which sheep and ponies would normally graze. Boar will be boar, I suppose. Nonetheless, these poor nature lovers are unhappy that these wild animals that were once extinct in the UK are now making it harder to see farmyard animals in the Dartmoor National Park. It seems that some people are never happy!

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