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.” 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.