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From 2 November 2003 Issue

Sportsmen In Tune With Nature?
By JJswans@aol.com

"When will we reach the point that hunting, the pleasure of killing animals for sport, will be regarded as a mental aberration? We must reach the point that killing for sport will be felt as a disgrace to our civilization."
~Albert Schweitzer

This last week has been one of fear and death for the residents of California. Twenty people were killed due to the stupidity of one hunter. Hunters, who so often claim to be at one with nature when they are in the wilds, even though they are destroying that very nature they claim to be a part of, have the horrors of this last week to their credit as well, because one of their number allegedly found himself lost in tinder dry brushland and depended on firing off a flare in order to summon help. This was the beginning of the inferno that destroyed thousands of homes and caused the deaths of 20 people, including one brave firefighter, and innumerable animals, both companion and wildlife.

The next time some hunter or hunter-apologist makes unfounded allegations about the violence caused by animal activists, let's remind them of the violence that they perpetrate not only against animals, but also against human beings.

And may God bless the brave firefighters that have worked so hard, and are continuing to do so, to put out the fires, but also their loved ones who wait bravely and silently for them to come home.

Go on to Human Insanity
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