Dear Buffalo News:
"Amherst man bags elusive Canadian wolf" (4/11/04 presents
cowardice as adventure.
Like child and spousal abusers, hunters claim to have a "special connection" with
Robert Cimato's victim had eluded serial animal killers
for 5 years, but no targeted animal can evade human evil indefinitely.
Cimato did not "bring home a wolf." He invaded a Canadian wolf's
home, killed him, and dragged the corpse of this once magnificent animal
The killing guide asked "no questions about his [Cimato's]
gear, stamina, hunting and shooting experience." Hardly
surprising, since guides exist to guarantee sissy hunters a kill.
Cimato is quoted as saying that, as a child, he drew
pictures of wolves. How unfortunate for the wolves, and for Cimato's
character, that he could not find satisfaction in creatively depicting
wolves' beauty, rather than in killing the first live wolf he encountered.
Cimato "spent much of his youth in boxing rings." Apparently
fairly competing against a willing, equally armed partner was too frightening
The wolf killed by Cimato had been insultingly named "Jim," after another hunter who tormented him for 5 years, scarring his
face. Cimato imposed yet another name on "Jim," after murdering
Cimato feels a "bond" with the wolf he killed, because
they both have facial scars. What would the wolf feel for the rapacious
humans who scarred and killed him?
To learn more about the cruelty of hunting, go to
Susan Gordon, Representative
The Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting
New Paltz, NY 12561