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Exposing the Big Game

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Bison
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Deer, Blacktail
Deer, Mule
Deer, Whitetail
Elk
Foxes
Horses, Wild
Moose
Mountain Goats
Pronghorn
Sheep, Bighorn
Sheep, Dall
Sheep, Stone
Wolves

Marine Mammals

Sea Lions
Seals, Harbor
Whales

"Furbearers"

Badgers
Beavers
Chipmunks
Marmot, Hoary
Marmot, Yellow-Bellied
Muskrats
Nutria
Pikas
Pine Martens
Prairie Dogs, Black tailed
Rabbits, Cottontail
Raccoons
Squirrels, Ground
Squirrels, Tree

Birds

American Avocet
Blackbird, Brewers
Blackbird, Yellow-headed
Cormorants
Sandhill Cranes
Harlequin Ducks
Mallard Ducks
Merganser Ducks
Bald Eagles
Canada Geese
Greater White-fronted Geese
Snow Geese
Grebe, Red Throated
Grouse
Gull, Glaucous-Winged
Heron, Black Crowned Night
Heron, Great Blue
Gray Jays
Black-legged Kittiwakes
Magpies
Brown Pelicans
White Pelicans
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Shorebirds
Steller's Jay
Trumpeter Swans
Wild Turkey
Wading Birds
American Widgeon
Other Birds

Reptiles

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Lizards
Snakes

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Photography by Jim Robertson

NO CAPTIVES ZONE!

All animals on this site were respectfully photographed in the wild.

Photographers and photo editors often do not differentiate between animals in the wild or in captivity when selling and publishing images. Using these shots only supports and encourages those who would profit from making their captives serve as performers for photographers, entertainers for tourists or--when they get older and their appeal begins to wane--as sitting ducks for trophy seekers on canned hunting compounds. 
 



 


New Rule

Children the world over are taught a version of the golden rule, roughly along the lines of, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.“ Kids are generally told that this directive applies to everyone, from their parents and teachers to their siblings and friends—not just to members of their in-group. And a lot of parents wouldn‘t hesitate to invoke the golden rule to stop a child from hurting the family pet. Yet for many people, the bias of speciesism is so entrenched that they can‘t seem to recognize a wild animal as a deserving other. But biases and isms are not written in stone. If humanity keeps evolving along a compassion continuum, we will inevitably apply the same rules of consideration to all creatures who have the ability to think and feel.

Perhaps it’s time to update and clarify the golden rule to read: “Do unto other sentient beings as they would have you do unto them.”

If we live by a golden rule that includes all of the animal kingdom, we will never keep anyone captive, trap, poison or snare them or use them as living targets in a bloody, imbalanced game.


(The preceding was an excerpt from Jim Robertson's upcoming book, Exposing the Big Game: Living Targets of a Dying Sport.