The title of the blog post? That’s my takeaway from the billboards that have been on our two main interstates for YEARS…ever since we moved here 25 years ago. I know of two signs, and I believe there are more. One is on I-29 in the far southeastern edge of the state. That sign states that South Dakota will face “Economic Ruin” if we don’t hunt and trap animals in the state. Because as you know, this is the 1700s where fur-trapping is the major economic driver of the state. Take that away, and our economy will fall apart.
The second is a sign on I-90 near a favorite rock-hounding site in western South Dakota near Kadoka. My son and I were out there today so I thought I’d share the wisdom of this second sign. In short…we all need to kill furry critters and wear their fur. Otherwise we’ll be inundated with the little furry bastards. Grab your shotgun (this is South Dakota…you KNOW you have one), grab your traps, and get the hell out there and kill as many as you can.
Economic ruin. Ecologic ruin. Thank GOD South Dakota has these thankless heroes out there killing all the animals in the state, saving us from disaster.
Remind me again…why the hell do I live here???