Thursday, March 13, 2008

Casualty of War

"Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it. "
~Henry David Thoreau

A casualty of war between the animals and our encroaching behaviours that continue to consume the forested land like a cancerous disease. The very animal that I've longed to photograph alive in the woods I'm photographing dead in the middle of the road. It pains my heart to think that people drive by not even noticing a dead animal much less that it's a beautiful fox. This is the second road-killed gray fox that I've come across on this stretch of asphalt in the span of a month. As we humans continue our rampage across every speck of land we will continue to see more and more of this. We must continue to fight for the preservation of wooded areas where animals can live out their lives in peace.

"For if we fail to act as proper stewards toward our animals, we are broken, we are not whole with our covenant with the earth."
~Rev. Len DeRoche


Blogger Hugh said...

That's a true crying shame. Roadkills are so disheartening. Best of luck getting a photo of a live, healthy fox. Or several, including kits.

10:08 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Very disturbing. We have a similar problem here, and if folks would just slow down, especially during the predawn and dusk hours when so many animals are on the move. I hope you get your live-fox photos. Much better!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Jace Stansbury said...

Hugh and Laura,

Thanks for your comments and hopefully future photos of this wonderful animal will be of a living breathing one trodding in the woods.


8:20 AM  

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