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Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) -- The two-day ritual slaughter of tens of thousands of animals -- among the world's largest sacrifice of animals -- began Tuesday in southern Nepal, officials said.
About 200,000 animals, including male water buffalo, goats and roosters will be slaughtered, despite protests from animal rights activists, according to the chief priest of the festival.
I can't seem to form an opinion on this.Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) -- The two-day ritual slaughter of tens of thousands of animals... more
Cheers and protests as thousands of buffalo are decapitated at start of festival in Nepal honouring Hindu goddess Gadhimai
The world's biggest animal sacrifice began in Nepal today with the killing of the first of more than 250,000 animals as part of a Hindu festival in the village of Bariyapur, near the border with India.
The event, which happens every five years, began with the decapitati More..on of thousands of buffalo, killed in honour of Gadhimai, a Hindu goddess of power.
With up to a million worshippers on the roads near the festival grounds, this year's fair seems more popular than ever, despite vocal protests from animals rights groups who have called for it to be banned. "It is the traditional way, " explained 45-year old Manoj Shah, a Nepali driver who has been attending the event since he was six, "If we want anything, and we come here with an offering to the goddess, within five years all our dreams will be fulfilled." .
Crowds thronged the roads and camped out in the open, wrapped in blankets against the cool mist. The festivities included a ferris wheel, fortune-telling robots and stalls broadcasting music and offering tea and sugary snacks.
As dawn broke, the fair officially opened with the sacrifice of two rats, two pigeons, a pig, a lamb and a rooster in the main temple, to cheers of "Long live Gadhimai" from spectators pushing against each other for a better view.
In the main event, 250 appointed residents with traditional kukri knives began their task of decapitating more than 10,000 buffalo in a dusty enclosure guarded by high walls and armed police.
Frightened calves galloped around in vain as the men, wearing red bandanas and armbands, pursued them and chopped off their heads. Banned from entering the animal pen, hundreds of visitors scrambled up the three-metre walls to catch a glimpse of the carnage.
The dead beasts will be sold to companies who will profit from the sale of the meat, bones and hide. Organisers will funnel the proceeds into development of the area, including the temple upkeep.
On the eve of the event, protesters made a final plea to organisers by cracking open coconuts in a nearby temple as a symbolic sacrifice. "It is cruel and inhumane. We've always been a superstitious country, but I don't think sacrifice has to be part of the Hindu religion," said the protest organiser, Pramada Shah.
The campaign has the support of the French actor Brigitte Bardot, who has petitioned the Nepalese prime minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal, about the issue. But the government, which donated £36,500 to the event, has shown no sign of discontinuing the centuries-old tradition. An attempt by the previous government to cut the budget for animal sacrifice provoked street protests.
Chandan Dev Chaudhary, a Hindu priest, said he was pleased with the festival's high turnout and insisted tradition had to be kept. "The goddess needs blood," he said. "Then that person can make hisCheers and protests as thousands of buffalo are decapitated at start of festival in... more
Jeffrey Kolowith's kindergarten students read a poem about Christopher Columbus, take a journey to the New World on three paper ships and place the explorer's picture on a timeline through history.
Kolowith's students learn about the explorer's significance — though they also come away with a more nuanced picture of Columbus than the noble discoverer often portrayed in pop culture and legend.
"I talk about the situation where he didn't even realize where he was," Kolowith said. "And we talked about how he was very, very mean, very bossy."
Columbus' stature in U.S. classrooms has declined somewhat through the years, and many districts will not observe his namesake holiday on Monday. Although lessons vary, many teachers are trying to present a more balanced perspective of what happened after Columbus reached the Caribbean and the suffering of indigenous populations.
"The whole terminology has changed," said James Kracht, executive associate dean for academic affairs in the Texas A&M College of Education and Human Development. "You don't hear people using the world 'discovery' anymore like they used to. 'Columbus discovers America.' Because how could he discover America if there were already people living here?"
In Texas, students start learning in the fifth grade about the "Columbian Exchange" — which consisted not only of gold, crops and goods shipped back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean, but diseases carried by settlers that decimated native populations.
In McDonald, Pa., 30 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, fourth-grade students at Fort Cherry Elementary put Columbus on trial this year — charging him with misrepresenting the Spanish crown and thievery. They found him guilty and sentenced him to life in prison.
"In their own verbiage, he was a bad guy," teacher Laurie Crawford said.
Of course, the perspective given varies across classrooms and grades. Donna Sabis-Burns, a team leader with the U.S. Department of Education's School Support and Technology Program, surveyed teachers nationwide about the Columbus reading materials they used in class for her University of Florida dissertation. She examined 62 picture books, and found the majority were outdated and contained inaccurate — and sometimes outright demeaning — depictions of the native Taino population.
The federal holiday itself also is not universally recognized. Schools in Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles and Seattle will be open; New York City, Washington and Chicago schools will be closed.
The day is an especially sensitive issue in places with larger native American populations.
"We have a very large Alaska native population, so just the whole Columbus being the founder of the United States, doesn't sit well with a lot of people, myself included," said Paul Prussing, deputy director of Alaska's Division of Teaching and Learning Support.
Many recall decades ago when there was scant mention of indigenous groups in discussions about Columbus. Kracht remembers a picture in one of his fifth-grade textbooks that showed Columbus wading to shore with a huge flag and cross.
"The indigenous population was kind of waiting expectantly, almost with smiles on their faces," Kracht said. "'I wonder what this guy is bringing us?' Well, he's bringing us smallpox, for one thing, and none of us are going to live very long."
Well, it's about time. I can still remember the song they taught us for Columbus Day in grade school... In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue... across the ocean big and wide... he found our land on the other side... Good thing my father taught me what a barbarian he was. Truth in education. What a concept.Jeffrey Kolowith's kindergarten students read a poem about Christopher Columbus,... more
Bowing to international pressure, the Tokyo International Film Festival announced it will screen the controversial award-winning American documentary about the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, at the nine-day event in October.
The decision to screen "The Cove," which has already soured relations between Taiji and the town of Broome, its sister city in Australia, attracted attention following media reports that it had been rejected for what the film's director called a "hypocritical reason."
When organizers announced the lineup for the twenty second annual film festival, TIFF Chairman Tom Yoda singled out "The Cove," explaining the decision to include the documentary was made after the festival had reached an agreement with the movie's producers to take full responsibility should any problems arise from the screening.
UK Retailer Tesco's Linked to Slaughter
Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Greenpeace are reported to have revealed that Tesco PLC, a large UK retailer has been linked to products from Japan's controversial hunting of whales, dolphins and porpoises.
EIA Cetacean Campaigns Manager, Clare Perry said: "C Two-Network are selling internationally protected species, and as such, are not only sustaining the market for these products in Japan, but are supporting Japan's refusal to abide by the international ban on commercial whaling."
Their investigations have allegedly exposed Japanese supermarket chain C Two-Network, a member of the Tesco Group, as selling fresh cetaceans products in 10 stores and canned products in 32 of its 78 stores. Tesco purchased more than 95% of the Japanese company in July 2003.
The products are sourced from the Kyokuyo and Nissui. These companies sell the meat from the hundreds of Bryde's, Minke and Sei whales that are killed each year in the name of science. According to staff working at the supermarkets, fresh meat from 'toothed whales', a generic term for dolphins, porpoises, and small whales, is also sold.
Richard Page, Greenpeace Ocean Campaigner said: "We are appealing to Tesco to use its ownership of C Two-Network to bring about an end to the sale of cetacean products in C Two-Network stores. Tesco's UK customers will be appalled to learn that Tesco is so closely linked to the sale of whale meat." http://www.squidoo.com/dolphinslaughterinjapanBowing to international pressure, the Tokyo International Film Festival announced it... more
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has just released video footage from a whale hunt that occurred late last month.
Baird's beaked whales are rare, but are exempt from whaling bans since they are still classified as small cetaceans. Around 60 Baird's a year are hunted commercially in northern Japan and sold in Japanese supermarkets. However, tests have revealed extremely high levels of mercury in the meat, which could pose a serious health risk.
-Not only is it dangerous (& extremely stupid) to consume hazardous whale & dolphin products, it is ridiculous that these rare creatures are being slaughtered for the sake of profit & consumption.
-Check out link for more info-http://brightcove.newscientist.com/services/player/bcpid1873822884?bctid=32634270001... more
Since January, police say at least 17 horses have been butchered, their carcasses left on roadsides or in stalls or rural pastures.
Police tiptoe around questions about who is doing the killing and why, but animal rights advocates believe the meat is being sold on the black market to people from other countries where horse is a delicacy.
"It's a real ugly problem we're trying to take hold of and eliminate," said Richard Couto, an investigator with the South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which has recently looked into six horse killings. "Extremely, extremely difficult to find the people that are doing the slaughtering."
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So why can't PETA focus on these monsters instead of putting naked people in cages? Huh? Huh?Since January, police say at least 17 horses have been butchered, their carcasses left... more
The Cove is a 91-minute documentary about the hitherto secret slaughter of dolphins at a secluded cove in the Japanese seafaring town of Taiji. But what starts as an attempt to document the annual September kill turns into a thrilling cat-and-mouse game between the film crew on one side and the Taiji cops, its fisherman’s union, and some thugs on the other.The Cove is a 91-minute documentary about the hitherto secret slaughter of dolphins... more
Featuring: Daisy Badger
Youth Filmmakers: Lowri Amies, Daisy Badger, Polly Harrison, Claire Holdsworth, Meg Powell-Chandler
Adult Mentors: Lynn Davies, Simon Wyndham, Neil Oseman
When the Foot and Mouth epidemic hit Britain in 2001 it seemed like nothing could stop it. The government slaughtered millions of animals and we could even smell the smoke from burning pyres in our classrooms. Friends were stuck on their farms, the countryside was clsed and the tourism industry was badly hit. Scared and angry, we were determined to find out all we could about Foot and Mouth disease. The more we researched, the more we learned about how fear about Foot and Mouth created far more damage than the disease itself. "Fires Over England" is about communication and sharing knowledge. Dialogue is essential in order to create real security and to protect our way of live in rural England.
"Fires Over England" is one of eleven short films in the "Beyond Borders: Personal Stories from a Small Planet" series.
What do youth fear most in their lives? How do they overcome those fears? 'Beyond Borders: Personal Stories from a Small Planet' is a creative burst of defiance and hope by teenagers who are overcoming the huge obstacles and ignorance that have defined their lives. It's an inspiring compilation of nine short films written, shot and edited by teenagers who weave documentary filmmaking, animation and archival footage to tell personal stories on fear and security. With mentorship from professional filmmakers, youth produced films that are powerful, startling and awe-inspiring.
With stories from Afghanistan, Argentina, Colombia, England Jordan, Korea, Guatemala, Sierra Leone, Ukraine and the United States, these youth-produced films will challenge audiences to redefine fear and the priorities we make in a post 9/11 world.Featuring: Daisy Badger Youth Filmmakers: Lowri Amies, Daisy Badger, Polly... more
As the Bureau of Land Management captures wild mustangs and prepares them for slaughter, our western heritage is at risk.
An alternative to slaughter is adoption. And now is the time to adopt a wild mustang if you can.As the Bureau of Land Management captures wild mustangs and prepares them for... more
... but, they're going through with it anyway!
Egypt said on Thursday its cull of 250,000 pigs was a general health measure rather than a precaution against swine flu after the UN said there was no evidence the animals were spreading the disease.
"We're at stage five, the matter is now human NOT animal," health ministry spokesman Abdelrahman Shahine told AFP after the World Health Organisation ratcheted up its alarm level over the flu, now detected in 12 countries.
"The authorities took advantage of the situation to resolve the question of disorderly pig rearing in Egypt," he said. No cases of swine flu have been detected in Egypt.
The agriculture ministry's head of infectious diseases Saber Abdel Aziz Galal told AFP that the cull was "a general health measure."
We will build new farms in special areas, like in Europe. Within two years the pigs will return, but we need first to build new farms."
Galal could not say how many pigs were expected to be put to death on Thursday.
Agriculture Minister Amin Abaza said that the mass slaughter would begin in earnest on Saturday.
"It will take three weeks to a month, they'll kill them in specialised slaughterhouses after they've been checked for swine flu," state news agency MENA quoted Abaza as saying.
In defence of the decision to cull the pigs, the minister called on the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to "come and see for itself the conditions at any pig farm in Egypt."
At least one clash was reported north of Cairo on Wednesday after the health ministry announced the immediate slaughter of the nation's pigs, with farmers throwing stones at veterinary services who had come to take their pigs away.
The health ministry said it would now also start collecting health data from 34,000 rubbish collectors, "particularly those working in areas near pig-breeding farms," MENA reported.
The World Health Organisation on Wednesday ruled out pigs as a source of flu transmission.
"We don't see any evidence that anyone is getting infected from pigs," said WHO acting assistant director general Keiji Fukuda. "This appears to be a virus which is moving from person to person."
The world's lead agency in the trade of farm animals added its voice to the WHO, saying the culling of pigs would not stop the spread of the disease.
Culling "will not help to guard against public or animal health risks presented by this novel A/H1N1 influenza virus," the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said.
Instead, the organisation urged members, which include Egypt, to "focus their efforts on appropriate disease surveillance and strengthening the general biosecurity measures applied at premises where pigs are handled and slaughtered."
State media have said that compensation for pig owners could reach 1,000 Egyptian pounds (180 dollars), but Galal said they would initially simply get their animals back as meat.
"We will kill them and give the meat to the owners," he said. "I think the government will talk to the owners and reach a suitable compensation with them."... but, they're going through with it anyway! Egypt said on Thursday its cull... more
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How much can you eat in 60 seconds?
Crocodiles are very fast over short distances, even out of water. Since crocodiles feed by grabbing and holding onto their prey, they have evolved sharp teeth for tearing and holding onto flesh, and powerful muscles that close the jaws and hold them shut.
These jaws can bite down with immense force, by far the strongest bite of any animal. The crocodile's bite force is more than 5,000 pounds per square inch, compared to just 335 pounds per square inch for a rottweiler, 400 pounds per square inch for a large great white shark, or 800 pounds per square inch to 1,000 pounds per square inch for a hyena.
The jaws are opened, however, by a very weak set of muscles. Crocodiles can thus be subdued for study or transport by taping their jaws or holding their jaws shut with large rubber bands cut from automobile inner tubes. All crocodiles have sharp and powerful claws. They have limited lateral (side-to-side) movement in their neck.Click on the picture above to see the video. How much can you eat in 60 seconds?... more
Workers have culled nearly 400,000 birds after an outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza among poultry in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.
The presence of the H5N1 bird flu virus in dead birds was confirmed Monday in Jiangsu's Dongtai city and neighbouring Hai'an county, the ministry said in a statement posted on its website.
A total of 377,000 birds were culled in Dongtai and Hai'an, while workers had quarantined the infected areas and were disinfecting farms, the ministry said.
The report did not say when the bird flu outbreak began.
Several more H5N1 bird flu outbreaks among poultry were reported earlier this year in at least five areas of China.
Experts have long warned that the virus might be far more widespread than reported in China, where dozens of outbreaks of H5N1 have been confirmed in the last five years.
China has also reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) 30 human infections with H5N1, including 20 deaths, since 2003. (dpa)Workers have culled nearly 400,000 birds after an outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza... more
HONG KONG – Three dead chickens tested positive for bird flu in Hong Kong, prompting the city to suspend poultry imports for 21 days and begin slaughtering 80,000 birds, an official said Tuesday.
"We feel that Hong Kong is facing a new alert for bird flu," said York Chow, secretary for food and health.
Chow said the chickens, found Monday at a farm with 60,000 birds, had the H5 virus and further tests were being done to see if they had the deadly H5N1 strain.
The farm and neighboring poultry operations were declared part of an infected zone, and about 80,000 birds in the area would be killed to prevent the spread of the disease, Chow said.
He added that the 21-day ban on poultry imports would last through the Christmas holiday, a time when chicken is an important dish in celebratory dinners.HONG KONG – Three dead chickens tested positive for bird flu in Hong Kong,... more
Sarah Palin pardons a turkey in Wasilla, Alaska and things don't go so well in her interview after the pardoning. Seen on MSNBC's Countdown and The Rachel Maddow Show.Sarah Palin pardons a turkey in Wasilla, Alaska and things don't go so well in... more
The United Nations has started distributing food deep in rebel-held territory in eastern Congo, the first large-scale delivery in the area since fighting broke out in late October.
More than 100 tonnes of food were going to 60,000 civilians in the area north of the provincial capital of Goma over the next four days, Marcus Prior, a UN world food spokesman, said.
Fighting between the army and fighters loyal to Laurent Nkunda, a renegade general who claims to be fighting to protect ethnic Tutsis and to oust the government, has displaced at least 250,000 people despite the presence of the largest UN peacekeeping force in the world, with some 17,000 troops.
There are fears the country could slide back into a ruinous war such as the one in 1998-2002 that drew in more than half a dozen African nations and tore Congo into rival fiefdoms.
Fighters backed by Uganda and Rwanda seized vast swaths of territory rich in coffee, gold and tin in the east.
Angola and Zimbabwe sent tanks and fighter planes to back Congo's government in exchange for access to lucrative diamond and copper mines to the south and west.
The fighting has left at least 250,000 people displaced [AFP]
Eastern Congo has been unstable since millions of refugees spilled across the border from Rwanda's 1994 genocide, which saw more than 500,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus slaughtered.
Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, said he was investigating violence in eastern DR Congo, where he added that "a multiplicity of crimes", including rape and murder, are being committed by rebels groups including those loyal to Nkunda.The United Nations has started distributing food deep in rebel-held territory in... more
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Captain Paul Watson founded his Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in 1977 because he believed his new organization had to go even further to eradicate whaling, poaching, shark finning and habitat destruction — and to uphold international conservation laws on the high seas — than the Greenpeace group he had co-founded.
For several years, Watson's group of staff and volunteers have engaged in a campaign almost every winter to find and stop Japanese ships that hunt whales in the name of research, attempting to stop them by any non-violent means necessary. The eclectic group — labeled activists, heroes and/or eco-pirates — leave port in Melbourne, Australia for a two-month campaign that is dangerous, controversial and has garnered international media attention. Sea Shepherd's dedicated, international crew have spent their holiday the last several years and risked their lives at the bottom of the Earth to save whales.
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During the 2007-2008 campaign, Animal Planet captured the intensity of Sea Shepherd's mission and the trials and tribulations of the crew in a new seven-part, hour-long weekly series Whale Wars, premiering Friday, November 7 at 9 PM. The series draws attention to this global conservation issue that has caused friction between several nations over the practice of whaling in oceanic territories. This year's campaign was particularly eventful with multiple engagements, capsizing, possible hostage taking and alleged shooting, and Animal Planet crews were onboard to document it as it unfolded.
Highlighting both the controversial whaling trade and the tactics that Sea Shepherd and its staff and volunteers use to attempt to cripple it, the series documents the group's three-month sojourn across the icy Antarctic waters at the far end of the globe. Each week on Whale Wars, Animal Planet will take viewers on a powerful and adrenaline-fueled adventure and spotlight how the group takes action against alleged illegal whaling operations.
The Society's fight to eradicate Japanese whaling on the high seas — where international laws are interpreted by different countries and organizations in different ways — utilizes some aggressive techniques, including ramming and disabling whaling ships; disrupting whale carcass processing; engaging in physical entanglement; and boarding and dispersing fleets of whaling vessels. For the campaign this season, Sea Shepherd christened its vessel in honor of the iconic conservationist Steve Irwin with the blessing of his wife Terri, both of whom support the organization independent of Animal Planet.
"Whaling has no place in the 21st century," noted Watson. "Sea Shepherd will not stop until the killing ends." Whale Wars Fridays at 9 PM e/p, starting November 7 Captain Paul Watson founded... more
AT Taiji, a quaint whaling town 700km south of Tokyo, waves lap against steep rocks of a popular national park. However, visitors are kept well away from the slaughter happening in a secluded lagoon nearby.
Japanese fishermen, backed by the country's government, are slaughtering thousands of dolphins off the coast, while ignoring both international protests and concerns over contaminated dolphin meat being sold to the public.
Between October and April, some 16,000 to more than 20,000 of the animals are killed in the annual hunt, in Taiji and other Japanese fishing towns, often cruelly stabbed with knives, hooks and lances.
The mass slaughter goes ahead with the backing of the government, but without the majority of the population being aware of it. Part of the marine mammals' flesh is sold in Japan, despite warnings of high-level mercury contamination, animal rights activists said.
"The dolphin meat is highly contaminated," dolphin activist Richard O'Barry said Monday. He sharply criticized Japan's government for keeping both the controversial slaughter and the contamination secret from the Japanese population.
One dolphin can fetch up to US$200,000 ($292,195), O'Barry said, adding that some of the survivors of this year's cull were destined for Germany. He urged the Switzerland-based World Association of Zoos and Aquariums to monitor its members and bar them from participating in the trade of animals caught in the Taiji hunt. Without international demand, the hunt would lose its allure.
Environmentalists accuse Japan of killing the dolphins and other small whales because they eat many fish. A part of the killed mammals is processed into pet food and fertilizer. Japan's government justifies the cull as part of the country's whaling tradition and food culture. Activists, on the other hand, argue that only about one per cent of the Japanese population eats whale meat, and say only a very small minority of those would consume dolphin meat.
"Most Japanese have never heard of it," said O'Barry. He warned against condemning the Japanese public as a whole for condoning the cruelty, as only a few people profit from the dolphin business. But he criticized the country's media, which keep mum about the annual slaughter, despite studies that showed the mercury content in dolphin meat to be higher than in fish from Minamata.
Like then, the Japanese government is now also covering up the issue, O'Barry said, calling Taiji was a new Minamata. After one lawmaker in the regional parliament of Taiji made the contamination public, dolphin meat was removed from school menus.
Yet he remains hopeful about being able to stop the killing soon. Activists secretly filmed a movie in the Taiji lagoons, which is to be presented in January 2009 at the Sundance Film Festival.AT Taiji, a quaint whaling town 700km south of Tokyo, waves lap against steep rocks of... more
Philosopher Neil Evernden wrote that vivisectionists cut animal vocal cords so they did not have to hear the tortured animal cry as they conducted experiments.
Vivisectionists silenced the animal and therefore did not acknowledge it’s a tortured being.
Right of passage into the scientific way of being centers on the ability to apply the knife to the vocal cords - not just of the dog on the table - but to life itself. It’s about silencing voice then - and reflects the silencing of voices today.
“We are on the tip of an iceberg and the iceberg runs deep and the ship is running right into it. Industrial civilization is not sustainable. We all know that. It cannot be sustainable.”
“We could have solved these problems 50 years ago, but we are not going to solve these problems in the next 20 years. We can start, maybe. But I think we are in for a very, very difficult time. ”
“Dorothy is not in Kansas anymore. And Dorothy is not coming back to Kansas. This is not going to be easy. And like that Great Oz asked Dorothy and her friends - so are the politicians of our day - they ask us. Pay no attention the Great Oz says ‘to the man behind the curtain.’ Because the great deception is alive and well.”
Hubbard compares yellow brick road to gold & Emerald City to the green of money.
Oz is “this old white guy doing his thing, pulling hi levers, lying to the people to maintain is power. This is what we have been doing as a culture for how many years – ignoring the man behind the curtain. And now the chickens are going to come home to roost.”
A failed businessman/store owner, L. Frank Baum edited the Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer newspaper before writing the Wizard of Oz..
After 1890 Wounded Knee massacre, Baum targets Native Americans in editorial for Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer on death of Sioux Chief Sitting Bull.
Hubbard: That was act one. The great Wizard silencing nature.
Sitting Bull, most renowned Sioux of modern history, is dead. He was not a Chief, but without Kingly lineage he arose from a lowly position to the greatest Medicine Man of his time, by virtue of his shrewdness and daring. He was an Indian with a white man's spirit of hatred and revenge for those who had wronged him and his. In his day he saw his son and his tribe gradually driven from their possessions forced to give up their old hunting grounds and espouse the hard working and uncongenial avocations of the whites. And these, his conquerors, were marked in their dealings with his people by selfishness, falsehood and treachery. What wonder that his wild nature, untamed by years of subjection, should still revolt? What wonder that a fiery rage still burned within his breast and that he should seek every opportunity of obtaining vengeance upon his natural enemies. The proud spirit of the original owners of these vast prairies inherited through centuries of fierce and bloody wars for their possession, lingered last in the bosom of Sitting Bull. With his fall the nobility of the Redskin is extinguished, and what few are left are a pack of whining curs who lick the hand that smites them. The Whites, by law of conquest, by justice of civilization, are masters of the American continent, and the best safety of the frontier settlements will be secured by the total annihilation of the few remaining Indians. Why not annihilation? Their glory has fled, their spirit broken, their manhood effaced; better that they die than live the miserable wretches that they are.
Author Neil Evernden
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http://www.dickshovel.com/roeschbaum.htmlPhilosopher Neil Evernden wrote that vivisectionists cut animal vocal cords so they... more