Reader's View: Hunting’s bad enough, trapping is barbaric
To just kill something for the fun of it is more animalistic than the prey being sought.
I have always tried to understand why the state or federal government needs to manage wildlife. Before humans were here, the animals themselves managed their numbers. But because some humans want to kill everything without restriction, there is a need, unfortunately, to manage animals.
These animals are native, and we are not.
If you need the meat, fine. But to just kill something for the fun of it is more animalistic than the prey being sought.
Deer hunting is bad, but trapping is barbaric. Imagine being in a leg hold or, like beavers, drowned in your own pond. Many of the furs go to other countries; we don’t need them here.
I know many people, including friends, will disagree with me. But this is how I look at it.
Deborah J. Bloom
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