Sent: Sat, 20 Dec 2003
Your editorial on deer hunting demonstrates how killing
wildlife, the sport of less than five per cent of the population, impinges
upon the rights and safety of the other 95 per cent. Pockets of excessive
deer population that damage farm crops and residential property and cause
automobile accidents that result in higher collision insurance for all of
us, are the result of successful "scientific game management" designed to
meet hunters' demands for more animals to kill.
Wild animal populations did not get so out of balance
before they were managed for the benefit of hunters.
The principle of the greatest good for the greatest
number seems to have been brushed aside in deference to the demands from
hunters for more animals to kill.
CIVITAS: Citizens for Planetary Health
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