On October 12, a letter in the Yukon News by Nadine A. Donovon noted hunters and their moose carcasses are causing the residents of Whitehorse “A Big Problem.”
Apparently, dogs are gaining access to these “carcasses” and it’s making them ill.
I would suggest to Donovon maybe she, and dog owners like her, are the real problem.
I just can’t imagine hunters are dumping these carcasses on Donovon’s lawn.
I think a more realistic scenario is at work here. Like, maybe, Nadine’s dog is left to run loose in the neighbourhood.
Very irresponsible behaviour to say the least.
Where is the Yukon Humane Society when you need it?
Your dog could get hit by a car, bite a small child or even leave a mess on someone else’s property.
Here, in the Yukon, many of us enjoy wild game (my family eats nothing else.)
Many Yukoners also like to process their own meat right in their own home. This ensures not only the quality of the end product, but also gives many of us a sense of satisfaction.
Donovon, just how would you propose these people “burn” the carcasses?
Can’t imagine what that might be like.
I do agree with you on one point though; the problem really is easily remedied. Keep your dog on your own property! I do believe you are in direct violation of a city bylaw by not doing so.