In Canada, the conservative government is attempting to abolish aboriginal rights through Bill C-45. So, in protest, the aboriginals have created a movement known as Idle No More. To contribute to this movement, a native family in Manitoba went out and shot 12 elk (most of them believed to be female and possibly pregnant, but the incident is still under investigation). This occurred in my home town and most people are outraged because the only motive for this action was in protest and not for sustenance. Most aboriginals counter argue that every part of the elk is used to make various household items, but even then, it is hard to justify the extent of the killing. Possibly the worst part of the whole situation is that the family uploaded a video showing all the dead elk using the word "slaughter" in the title.
Unfortunately for the aboriginals, these actions have produced more negative effects for the movement than positive ones. This slaughter was unnecessary, and it could very well extinguish the elk population in the area. This event provides a glimpse at how aboriginal treaty rights are being severely abused in Canada.
"You only have your youth to shred; you have your whole life to learn."