WHAT DO BIG GAME HUNTING AND THE CRITICAL WATER SHORTAGE HAVE IN COMMON?
By Dale Angel
At one time, no gun was big enough, no distance too far, no safari too overpriced to hunt trophy game. This activity created whole economic industries. Stuffed animal heads were displayed for admiration and the hunter was always recorded in pictures with his game. These exploits are today embarrassing as we all know what the end results were. Today large areas of the earth are set aside to save what’s left of their slaughters. Big game hunting was for man’s temporary amusement.
This appetite for diversion continues.
Recently a citation was issued informing a family they had a broken water pipe. Some communities are hiring water monitors to control the using of excess water. The above mentioned householder had no broken pipes it was a drip system under his trees.
The meetings of Government officials to cope with the water crisis are in our daily news. Farmers are warned of the possibility of being affected, because crops demand large amounts of water. Cities gathered to protest. They need more water.
Citizens are to do their part reducing their most basic water needs
Communities using vast amounts of water for their grasses and grounds are exempt. Big business is generated by these large lucrative spacious tracts of earth because it also for entertainment, just different trophies. Pictures of the winner and his prize are always recorded for our admiration.
One desert city has over a hundred different areas set aside for this activity, drinking rivers of precious water. Will we look back and be embarrassed? Big Game hunting and critical water shortage have in common that price is not too high for amusement. Today, it’s called golf.
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