Reader's view: Animals can teach us more than their hunters
I bet bear hunters really think they're cool now. Not only did they kill another collared bear, it was a famous one, Cal, of BBC and Animal Planet fame ("Second research bear killed by hunter," Sept. 23). Wow!...
I bet bear hunters really think they're cool now. Not only did they kill another collared bear, it was a famous one, Cal, of BBC and Animal Planet fame ("Second research bear killed by hunter," Sept. 23). Wow!
Actually, though, I'm sure the majority of world people who learn of this poor bear's fate will feel as I do, that these bear hunters are among the dumbest men on earth. Shooting radio-collared bears tells me they shouldn't be shooting anything. If you don't know exactly what you're aiming at, don't pull the trigger.
The majority of world people are more interested in what the many animal researchers tell us about the animals, and we can see how important the Ely bears are now. Most modern people today want to clean up the Earth and preserve and help animals to live. Hunting really belongs to the past. Today's hunters seem to mostly just like to kill, which is not healthy. Obesity is a problem for many hunters and more than 10 billion domestic animals are killed yearly for food. No one needs to kill bears to live.
Today it's much more important to study and learn about them and all wildlife. What kind of sensory perception does each species have, similar to those of pigeons, dolphins, seals and dogs, who warn us about upcoming heart attacks, seizures, blood sugar problems, cancer cells in body parts, illegal contraband in luggage, mail and even one tiny bed bug in a house? What sensory perception do bears have or deer have or all other poor killed animals?
We really don't know yet exactly what the animals are, so it's more intelligent to help them live. They have much to teach us -- much, much more than killers do.
Lana R. Dahl