Saturday, July 17, 2010

Vigil for Euthanized Geese

There's a vigil at 6:30 by Prospect Lake tonight for the 250 Canada Geese rounded up and gassed by the USDA in order to avoid collisions with planes. I would like to go and say my respects, especially for Half-Beak, the only one I got to know close up since I used to feed it from my hand on account of its broken beak. I hate to lose an opportunity to make the most of a vigil, though, so I might say a prayer or two for humanity with all our misguided and self-sabotaging indulgences, the uncountable animals who meet their demise in slaughter houses as well as the people who've become inured to cruelty by working in these death factories. And for all species viewed as infestations on account of the success of their adaptions. It's not their fault. Nature's a handful.

2 comments:

The Necromancer said...

Beautiful. So well said. This is what witchcraft should really be all about...

amarilla said...

Thank you. Curious comment about witchcraft, I'm not very familiar with its aspects (except the stereotypical ones.) My reading's pretty much been limited to Shamanism, Buddhism and various kinds of mysticism.