People are Killed in Hunting Accidents
3 Nov 2003
Each year people are killed in hunting accidents.
According to the International Hunting Education Association, in
2001 there were a total of 857 hunting accidents in this country -- more
Americans than were killed so-far during the occupation of post-war Iraq.
Closer to home, the other day at Mashomack Preserve in
Pine Plains a 30ish Westchester man out for a day's killing of nature's
gorgeous wildlife, was shot many times in a hunting accident. A shooter from
Greenwich Connecticut evidently let loose with gunshots in the direction of
a flock of quail and mistakenly hit a person instead. The victim appears to
be undergoing surgery and probably will recover. I hope that he will have
learned his lesson and will put his weapons of destruction away.
Is it worth it? I wonder why people cannot enjoy viewing
the wonders of nature without trying to destroy them. Many innocent people,
companion animals, and other non-target creatures are killed during
these days of killing for fun. Our world would be a far better place if
people would practice love instead of killing.
Pine Plains, New York