I've thought about it many times. OK, there I am looking at a bigfoot while fishing or camping. I've got a high powered rifle with me. Would I shoot Sasquatch to gain fortune and fame? It would be the discovery of the century. People would finally know they are real.
Now comes the hard part. Do I have reason or authority to simply kill it because I want to be rich and famous? How many of them are left out in the wilderness? I'm I killing someone's father, mother just because it looks different and it's not human?
Do I have the right to simply take its life in the name of discovery? Under attack, yes, I have that right, but to simply kill it to help my bank account is wrong morally and against all the rules in which I was raised.
We know nothing about the family structure of Sasquatches and we don't know if they love and hate like humans or believe in some upper power as we do.
To me they are a animal more wise than man just because they have survived in the wilderness and need nothing from humans other than enough land to live and raise their young.
My answer is NO I would never sell my beliefs for money. They have as much right as humans to live in their natural habitat. Some will say humans were put on earth to reign above all other animals. This might be true to some but unjust killing of any of gods creation without need is wrong.
Thank you, Darcy, for your thoughtful comment. I agree with you except for the fact that man is according to the Bible the highest life form on the earth. Bigfoot/sasquatch was given all the qualities he needs, just like all the other animals, to make his living on this earth.
Our reasoning power, our love for God's animals and many more reasons tell us it is wrong to kill something as wonderful and awesome as these creatures for monetary gain.
BUT, I believe one day science may have to hire a professional hunter to harvest, kill, one of these animals to study it, etc. It would be good, if we could just scoop one off the road after it has been hit by a car, by accident, and turn it over to the naysayers, the scientists!
Again thank you for taking the time to write your feelings for the readers of Bigfoot Ballyhoo. ... LNP