The value of animal life

Today I was at the nature reserve in Dundee,  walking my dogs and it occurred to me how selfish other dog walkers can be.

One guy let his dog run off the lead in a bird breeding area. Even though there are signs everywhere, he obviously doesn’t care about other creatures

On the way out of the car park,  I passed two dead baby rabbits that had been killed within the hour I had been in the park. Now this is dog walkers.

How can ‘animal lovers ‘ treat other animals so badly?  How can people be so Speciest?

I have no answers,  i moved both bodies off the road to save them from further damage and to make sure no crows etc died while savaging.



Squirrel roadkill



I came across this squirrel while out running the other night, looks to me like it got hit going across the road and died trying to get back to a tree.

We make life so treacherous for these animals.

This squirrel had obviously been lying there for a while, now I know it must seem weird to people that I pick these things up but I think it is worse that people allow a beautiful animal to rot on the ground.

I took him home and wrapped him up in  a mesh bag, I dug a hole and buried him. He will now take up to a year to decompose, feeding the ground and small insects around him.

I don’t have much space to bury my finds, but I always try and dispose of them properly. If I can I bag them or move them to a safer area where they won’t be pummeled into the ground.

On the opposite end of the scale.

Tonight  I passed a dismembered deer on the side of the motorway. Someone has obviously stopped and removed the head of a roadkill deer. Showing no respect for the animal.This is just trophy hunting.