The caring, thoughtful souls over at PETA plan to use a billboard to taunt injured Utah hunter Bradley Greenwood after Greenwood slipped and was gored by a bull elk he had just shot. According to a Salt Lake Tribune report, Bradley Greenwood, 51, killed a large bull elk September 7 in the Davenport Draw area of Diamond Mountain, east of Vernal. He was attempting to move the elk when he slipped, falling on the antlers of the elk.
An antler impaled his face and neck, causing Greenwood to struggle to breath. He was able to dial 911, and rescuers found Greenwood, placed a tube into his trachea to keep it open, and flew him to Ashley Regional Medical Center to be stabilized.
Referencing Greenwood’s accident, the PETA website currently displays an image of a large elk with blood dripping from its antlers. The image accompanies a story about Greenwood and is overlaid with this text: “Payback is Hell. Leave animals alone.” The writer, Christina Matthies, also gloats, “Greenwood isn’t the only hunter who’s hurt himself drooling over a ‘big rack.’” To rub it in further, PETA said it plans to place the ad on a billboard in Vernal, Utah — a town located 30 miles from where Greenwood was injured.
A few questions for hunters to ponder:
- Does PETA’s callousness — one might even say glee — about Greenwood’s injuries surprise you?
- In your opinion, would PETA’s Christina Matthies or other PETA representatives have rendered aid had they come upon the injured Mr. Greenwood?
- If you have an acquaintance, co-worker, or family member who’s a PETA member or sympathizer, do they agree that Greenwood’s injuries are “payback” or “karma?”