Let the raven lady be

Let the raven lady be Re: "Birds of a feather feed together" (Yukon News, Jan 23). Feeding ravens must have triggered the most deadly and intense stakeout ever performed by Yukon conservation officers. I could just see it: Parked at a safe distance, alo

Re: “Birds of a feather feed together” (Yukon News, Jan 23).

Feeding ravens must have triggered the most deadly and intense stakeout ever performed by Yukon conservation officers.

I could just see it: Parked at a safe distance, alongside of a large disposal bin for protection, armed to the teeth and a spotting scope, COs finally caught 70-year-old Patricia MacKenzie feeding ravens.

Quick, get CBC North, Yukon chapter, on the case!

Threatened with being taken to court if she doesn’t stop feeding ravens, kind-hearted Patricia MacKenzie was stopped in her tracks! Even though, technically, it isn’t illegal to feed ravens. I inquired years ago about this and was told it was not illegal, so long as birds consumed the food that is put out.

Fine, we know how leaving food around can cause issues regarding wildlife. But countless bears, wolves and other wildlife have been killed by COs and members of the public. Has there been threats of court, fines for people causing the very problem they created?

Patricia MacKenzie’s heart is in the right place, the world needs more humans like her.

Mike Grieco

Whitehorse

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