Things are getting ugly…

I got on Facebook and because of notifications, I wandered into the wolf fray again. I have managed to harden my heart to most of the posts that disturb me, but it is not always easy. Death threats, curses, threats of great bodily harm, fervent wishes for horrible pain and of course horrible death, sexually explicit content… All of this from the Animal Rights Activists side! They accuse the hunters of all kinds of horrible things while professing their love and admiration for wolves.
In all honesty, the Facebook hunting sites can be pretty horrid themselves, but, from the outside looking in, it’s pretty obvious that these sights have been formed recently in response to the constant barrage of attacks on their traditional hunting sites from the activist.
From the activist side, it’s hard to imagine that anyone could have this level of hate for such a magnificent creature. Hunting, in general, is not a sport to an Animal activist, and when they see these images of dead wolves accompanied by comments like “Kill them all,” well, it bothers them. That is natural! Dissent is what governments, societies, and whole civilizations have been built on! A healthy debate is welcomed and necessary… name calling, threats and rants are not only unnecessary, but can have a detrimental effect on democracy and the art of compromise.
I wonder if it’s too late for both sides to step back and take a deep breath… and begin again?
Yes, it’s too late for that.
Is there a Plan B? There has to be, right?
Plan B has to start with an open mind. We will not be ready for Plan B until everyone is willing to stop trying to shove their opinions down the others throat, and we can’t beat each other into submission.
We have to AGREE TO DISAGREE! Are there players adult enough to do that?