THE AUBURN CROW SHOOT
This letter published in the Citizen
The abomination of a crow-killing contest makes it imperative for
communities and states across the country to get into the business of
Wildlife watching is a billion dollar industry that basically can’t
soar due to the stranglehold that the hunters have over wildlife
management agencies and many law makers. It’s quite clear that the
public needs change.
The market for wildlife watching is already here. It needs to be
nurtured, encouraged, and not blended in with hunting or relegated to a
sideshow. Hunters pose a risk to viewers of wildlife and, quite frankly,
frighten or gross out the public.
The sales of canoes, kayaks, tree stands, blinds, would boom big time
if wildlife watching programs were allowed to exist.
Locally, the money and tourism that would flow into Auburn to view
the crows that grace the area would be far more beneficial than anything
gained from a few sots blasting at crows with shotguns.
And, just look at where the firearms money goes – it goes to the
wildlife management agencies to increase wildlife for hunting!
What a waste of financial resources and God’s creation.
Anne Muller, President
Wildlife Watch, Inc.
P.O. Box 562, New Paltz, NY 12561