Re: “In defence of roadside hunting” (Yukon News, May 7, 2014).
How is using the highway to kill bears or any other wildlife respectful or ethical, Mr. Leigh? Killing bears is truly unethical and there’s absolutely nothing moral about killing them prior to or just after hibernation, either.
You take issue with those of us that oppose the destruction of wildlife. You write, “Sadly, there appears to be the usual abundance of comments based purely on emotion often influenced by the childhood viewing of the Walt Disney classic Bambi.” You know nothing about my upbringing, Mr. Leigh, nor do you know what Walt Disney classics I have seen. That is a pretty big assumption.
Many people pick up garbage. By what twist of reasoning would this give people the right to kill wildlife? You also write, “I did not very often turn down that which nature legally offered.” Nature legally offered? When did nature have any say in human laws? Is this what is preached in the “hunter ethics” classes?
It’s past time we abolished roadside killing of wildlife. It’s the ethical thing to do.