|Jotter Doodle - Chakrabbit - paint spatter watercolour & ink|
Recently I learnt about a really horrible way of hunting known as 'lamping' which involves big, strong, testosterone-filled men (or women) going out at night with really bright spotlights which they shine into the eyes of
ferocious predators timid, little rabbits. The light blinds them and the rabbits do what prey animals are known to do, they freeze, in the hope that if they don't move they might be safe. Their eyes reflect the light and then the hunters shoot them, much, I imagine, like shooting fish in a barrel.
At the moment we have quite a few baby rabbits at the re-homing centre. They're adorable, frightened, nervous, little things that to me are the epitome of innocence. How anyone could take pleasure in shooting these gorgeous wee critters is simply beyond my comprehension.
I know that farmers will say they are pests, that they eat the crops and cost them money but, like everything else that seems to have gone wrong in nature, mankind can usually be found at the root of it. We introduced them to Britain from their native Spain in the 12th Century and we all know how successful they've been at breeding (like rabbits!) Of course, as soon as some other species dares to eat something that humans can make money from, they become a pest and so we decide we have to get rid of them. It's just a shame that we can't leave nature alone and let it look after itself.
Anyway, I got off my soapbox long enough to create this wee jotter doodle, inspired by the cute bunnies at the centre. I found this quote by Han Suyin on-line and it seemed pretty perfect.
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