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In the latest incidence of county lunacy, negligence and hunter worship,
Westchester County has announced they will allow BOW HUNTING in four parks to
'manage the herd.' This is foolhardy and extremely dangerous, as we wrote when
this was discussed in Rye.
Most animal advocates are against all forms of hunting, as are we; Bow Hunting
is arguably the cruelest version of hunting - even rifle hunters denounce it.
There are numerous variables making it wildly inaccurate, including wind
conditions, bow maneuvering and strength, all at a moving target. It is far more
likely that an animal shot with a bow will stagger away injured, wind up with an
infection, and die alone suffering pathetically. Visit all-creatures.org/cash
for more information on this subject.
Furthermore, Hastings, NY has introduced a program of birth control for deer -
making the county's enactment all the more disgraceful.
Please contact Westchester County officials below and politely but strongly
denounce their plan, urging them to instead use all humane forms of learning to
live with their deer residents without ever killing them.
Tartaglia, Director, Public Relations
Assist. to County Executive
Astorino, County Executive
Baker, Director, Westchester County Parks and Conservation
Somers Town Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy
North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas
Letters to the Editor:
Journal News: Letters@lohud.com , 250 wds
Daily Voice: Acusano@dailyvoice.com
NY Daily News:
NY Newsday: Letters@newsday.com
250 wds or less
Yorktown-Somers Patch (one area affected) has a section for posting opinions,
announcements, etc Yorktown-somers.patch.com