Re: “Plastic plant pot stuck around fawn’s neck,” Feb. 6.
I’ve been an outdoorsman for more than 50 years, and one of my most favourite things is watching fawns play. As distressing as it is, I agree that the chances of catching the little one with the plastic collar are slim.
At issue is that humans dump garbage in their backyard and all over the wilderness, putting wildlife at risk. Because humans are irresponsible with garbage, I suspect fawn distress is no higher in urban settings than for their wild cousins. In my mind, this is what the focus of the article should have been.
Instead, the article then goes on to slam all bowhunters because of the actions of a few irresponsible people. How does this relate to the fawn in the picture?
As to that separate issue, rather than “lobbying to ban bowhunting in B.C.,” we should lobby for laws to regulate the sale of bows the same as we do for guns, regardless of where those bows are sold.
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