Scientists have developed a contraceptive vaccine that they say will curb the bunny-rabbit proliferation of white-tailed deer and cut down on their aggressive mating habits ... habits that allegedly cause close to a billion dollars in property damage each year.
I wonder ... if hunting parties were sent in search of the 'over-population,' could human beings who are hungry be fed venison ... or would this be too much like the unsubstantiated response attributed carelessly to Queen Marie Antoinette when she heard that the peasants were hungry: "Let them eat cake?"
Let them eat venison?
You find a flower half-buried in leaves,ReplyDelete
And in your eye its very fate resides.
Loving beauty, you caress the bloom;
Soon enough, you'll sweep petals from the floor.
Terrible to love the lovely so,
To count your own years, to say "I'm old,"
To see a flower half-buried in leaves
And come face to face with what you are.
- Han Shan, 750