Okay, I’m in the middle of a ride a and have to get this off my chest. People, you don’t rule the world and can’t take a life indiscriminately.
I was just leaving my house today and was looking forward to a good ride. I coasted down the hill and there is a stop light. I looked up and saw a duck walking across the street ahead. A car turned the corner in front of me, maybe 50 meters from the duck.
The guy hesitated for a moment and then just floored it and hit the duck. Just a plum of feathers. I couldn’t believe it. Still can’t.
I started sprinting to catch up to the car, but when I got to the duck, it was still moving. I stopped, thinking there was something I could do. But , I just watched as the duck died there in the road.
A car stopped and asked me if the guy just hit the duck on purpose? I said yes and he said that was horrible. He wished me “a better day”.
I moved the duck to near the water it was going to. I couldn’t really do much more.
I can’t believe how upset I am. That duck was doing nothing wrong. Just walking to water. There was no reason to kill him other than just being a horrible, horrible person.
We, humans, can’t make ducks. If we can’t make them, then we shouldn’t be killing them for no reason. I doubt a duck would kill a human if it had the ability. I know that sounds crazy, but I am a little crazy right now.
Okay, I hope this rant helps a little. I am sort of sick at my stomach. What a way to ruin a nice bike ride.