'Four Westchester Parks will allow Bow Hunting'
1 June 2013
In the latest incidence of county lunacy, negligence and hunter
worship, Westchester County has announced they will allow BOW HUNTING in
four parks to 'manage the herd.' This is foolhardy and extremely
dangerous, as we wrote when this was discussed in Rye.
animal advocates are against all forms of hunting, as are we; Bow
Hunting is arguably the cruelest version of hunting - even rifle hunters
denounce it. There are numerous variables making it wildly inaccurate,
including wind conditions, bow maneuvering and strength, all at a moving
target. It is far more likely that an animal shot with a bow will
stagger away injured, wind up with an infection, and die alone suffering
all-creatures.org/cash for more information on this subject.
Furthermore, Hastings, NY has introduced a program of birth control for
deer - making the county's enactment all the more disgraceful.
Please contact Westchester County officials below and politely but
strongly denounce their plan, urging them to instead use all humane
forms of learning to live with their deer residents without ever killing
Peter Tartaglia, Director, Public Relations
Assist. to County Executive
Rob Astorino, County Executive
John Baker, Director, Westchester County Parks and
Somers Town Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy
North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas
Letters to the Editor:
Journal News: Letters@lohud.com,
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NY Daily News:
Letters@newsday.com 250 wds or
Yorktown-Somers Patch (one area affected) has a section for
posting opinions, announcements, etc Yorktown-somers.patch.com
Westchester County, NY - Bow Hunting
will be permitted in some Westchester parks this fall to help manage the
deer population, the county has announced.
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