|Bigfoot, as imagined by a Canadian artist. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
While there are blurry images, foot print casts, recorded howls and the now famous Patterson Bigfoot tape, which many believe is the only legitimate footage available. What would it take to prove this large ape creature exists? A dead body, or enough remains from the body to acquire a dna sample. Without hard evidence there can be no true conclusion, however this can not only be hard to obtain, but at what cost?
Some of you may have recently heard the story of hunter Justin Smeja who appeared on the show Monsters and Mysteries this past March. Smeja was featured on a segment of the Monsters and Mysteries show for having shot not one but two Bigfoot creatures while hunting in the Sierra Mountains. One creature was larger, and one was believed to be a juvenile. Smejas reasoning for shooting both in haste was out of panic and fear.
|Photo of an unidentified animal the Bigfoot Research Organization claims is a "juvenile Sasquatch" "Jacobs Photos" . . Retrieved 2009-09-16 . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
The bottom line is this, what do you feel the moral implications are here. If Bigfoot exists, is it right to hunt and pursue this creature to the point that we take it's life in order to prove it exists? Is it necessary?Is man's need to know, more relevant than the life of the Bigfoot? Now that someone has claimed to shoot a Bigfoot will this encourage more to try and hunt and kill one? There are multiple monetary rewards across the world. Why wouldn't this creature hide? One has to ask, at the end of the day, which one is the beast and which one truly is, more human?