Michael Markarian blogged today about a park ranger arrested for spearheading the disgusting (and illegal) killing of endangered mountain gorillas in Congo.
There is a picture showing four gorillas strapped to makeshift stretchers. I've decided not to post the image here. You may view it on his blog if you so desire.
Michael points out that only about 700 mountain gorillas remain in the wild. He says, "The ranger apparently orchestrated the slayings to deter and demoralize environmentalists who are working to preserve the gorilla’s rainforest habitat."
What a poor excuse for a human being. Things like this make me sick to my stomach. Gorillas are beautiful creatures. Why do some people partake in such violence? I think it has a lot to do with our detachment from our natural world and one another.