PESTS & VERMIN DON’T EXIST

You know, basically what we seem to label as ‘pests’ and ‘vermin’ are those species that we find we cannot force to be helpful or of use to us: we have forgotten completely that they have equal rights to be on this planet (that they have been brought into existence by the same biological & ecological activity that created us humans too).

 

To put it another way, we seem to view those species that we label as ‘pests’ or ‘vermin’ as a kind of negative currency: they TAKE from our enjoyment of life (like when I get phone calls from members of the public about fox cubs who have made off with the toys that their human children have left out in their gardens).

 

But one person's pest is another person's love story.

*[EXTRACT FROM THE HANDBOOK]