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The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Family Foundation

Letters and Responses

"Today I Quit Hunting"
Letters from Armando and our Responses

 

Armando Wrote (2 Dec 2000):

Hi,

I just thought I would write to you and tell you that today I quit hunting after 28 years.  I am from Pennsylvania one of biggest deer hunting states in the country.   What I saw in the woods today bothered me so much that I decided I couldn't hunt animals anymore.  I am not out to change the laws or stop people from hunting.   Because I drive a car every day and in Pennsylvania.  There are more animals killed by people who drive cars than by hunters.  I just don't have to be a part of the hunters anymore.

Thank you,
Hunter no more

Frank L. Hoffman Replied (3 Dec 2000):

Dear Armando:

That's great news!  Thanks for letting us know.

Would you please share with us what happened in the woods that had this effect on you.

In the Love of the Lord,
Frank 

Armando Wrote (9 Dec 2000):

Hi there,

Sorry it took so long to reply.  Been a week around our house.

In my 28 years of hunting I have seen a wounded deer in the woods.  What I saw that day in the woods was a deer that was shot and wounded.  It would take 3 or 4 steps and fall, get up take 3 or 4 more steps and fall.

And then it finally died.  I thought I don't need to be a part of this; my family is not starving. So I was hunting with my father and told him that I couldn't hunt anymore and went home. That night I told my wife and family what I saw and how I felt and told them I wasn't going to hunt anymore.

Thank you & Merry Christmas

Frank Replied (10 Dec 2000):

Dear Armando:

Thank you very much for your letter.  We appreciate your candor. 

Our hope and prayer is that all people would begin to feel the pain and suffering we cause others.  If this would happen, we would truly have peace on earth.

We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

In the Love of the Lord,
Frank


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