20 March 2004
In his response to my letter regarding the Minneapolis
Water Works deer slaughter that was mentioned in the Record, Wayne Pulver
states that the notion of a doe protecting her fawns is "an attempt at pure
fictional sensationalism." ("Letter not credible," March 5).
The report of the doe protecting her fawns came from an eyewitness to the
from the imagination of this anti-hunter.
Pulver also states in his rebuttal that "A deer herd of 70
animals on 78 acres of property could not possibly be slaughtered." Sadly,
when a fenced-in population of deer is driven toward the corners of the
property where they have no means of escape, the resulting carnage can very
accurately be described as a slaughter.
Hunters and their apologists can try to manipulate the
story to serve their myopic viewpoints, but they cannot evade the truth:
Hunting is a barbaric endeavor that has no place in an ethical, modern