The bloody hand of sporting man

The bloody hand of sporting man Really, what's going to be next? A domestic cow hunt? Listening to the secretary of the Yukon Fish and Game Association interview this past Tuesday morning on CBC Radio One was akin to listening to finger nails on a chal

Really, what’s going to be next? A domestic cow hunt?

Listening to the secretary of the Yukon Fish and Game Association interview this past Tuesday morning on CBC Radio One was akin to listening to finger nails on a chalk board as he fumbled about trying to justify the unjustifiable.

So now the move is afoot to have an elk hunt and apparently has been since the day they were implanted here in the ‘40s.

Don’t you gun-toting yahoos get enough killing in throughout the year?

This interview was hilarious, if not so sick.

These animals have essentially been hand reared – or should I say babysat – for about 60 years by the system, and now this never-ending thirst to pull the trigger transfers to them.

I can just picture it. All of these great white hunters getting all geared up, dressed in their camouflage bodysuit active wear and heading out.

Upon arrival at a variety of locales, they park their rigs on the side of the road, grab a handful of hay, walk a few hundred yards and then hand-feed their quarry prior to shooting it. Kind of like killing the family dog while it eats its dinner.

This person goes on to say that in the ‘50s a couple of tags were raffled off in order to raise money for “wildlife enhancement” and followed this claim up by saying the monies raised from this raffle went to the building of a fence enclosure for bison.

That’s some kind of wildlife enhancement. Perhaps that will be the next move É hunting enclosures.

Next was the concern of farmers as the animals are rumoured to be heading east eating everything in their path like a swarm of four-legged locusts.

So in 2009, this all of a sudden becomes an issue?

Straw-grasping with yet another attempt to brainwash the public. Hunters apparently are asking, “How many are enough?”

Well, since the human population is heading towards 8 billion, I would imagine all of nature is wondering the same thing.

According to this rep for the local association of killing machines, it’s important to kill the dominant bulls in order to ensure genetic diversity.

Let’s see, how can I put this? What a crock!

Once again, part of this severely flawed need-to-manage mentality. It quite literally has no basis in fact. Never has.

Bulls change in elk herds as a matter of proxy to other bulls and a changing of the guard along with natural predators.

They have done it this way for thousands of years.

This arrogance that we are needed is, and continues to be, systemic insanity, and you can see that over this entire planet.

The fox is in charge of the hen house.

Facts are facts. There are no false ones and in the end when the dust clears, the Yukon Fish and Game Association is no different from organizations such as Ducks Unlimited.

The only reason these people are concerned about wetlands is to ensure they will have unlimited birds to blast out of the sky.

I’m surprised these organizations are not lobbying to go kill some swans.

Kevin Sinclair

Whitehorse