Man verses Nature

United States
February 1, 2007 2:35pm CST
Recently in California and elderly man was attacked by a mountain lion while he was hiking. This sparked an intense debate about the rights of animals verse the rights of man. Myself, I am a fierce advocate of the environment, so much of the natural world is disappearing. I believe that we need to preserve animals and nature even if it means that people need to be careful in the wilderness. Others think that its ok to hunt the big preditors so they can't hurt any human. In fact some also believe that most dangerous animals should be distroyed. What do you think?
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• United States
2 Feb 07
The old man took his chances by hiking where I'm sure he knew there was a chance of something like this happening. It's unfortunate what happened to him but we can't hold the animals at fault. They are just that, animals. They act on instinct. The funny thing about man is that we want to destroy these animals yet we don't go trigger happy on sharks. The reason I brought up sharks is because around the world there are more shark attacks than by any other creature, except man's "best friend" the dog. We don't get all trigger happy with sharks because we can't buy ocean top property and build our homes on or under the water. If we ever figure a way, we'll be killing sea life as much as we do land based wild creatures. Don't worry though. Man will destroy himself much quicker than we can destroy animals. They'll be here when we're gone.