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Letter: Well balanced letter

I want to congratulate Gladys for her well-balanced letter regarding wildlife

Well balanced Letter

In reply to the letter entitled Too easy to blame the wildlife submitted by Gladys Kusmack of Penticton in the March 8 issue of the Penticton Western News.

I want to congratulate Gladys for her well-balanced letter regarding wildlife. It can be such an emotionally charged topic and she was able to write it in such a way as to see both sides of the issue and offer solutions for our wildlife, other than shooting them.

Another letter suggesting that deer be shot for a charity meal didn’t take into consideration that some people are vegetarian or vegan and would not eat deer meat anyway, either for ethical, religious or health reasons.

Another letter suggested that they be shot to preserve profits for the fruit growers and another comment reduces them to rodents. Wildlife kill each other for food in order to survive. Humans do not have to kill wildlife to survive. Humans have encroached on wildlife territory, so perhaps we should figure out a way to co-exist with them, so that our legacy to our forebears is not made extinct. There are other alternatives, if one has the will to adopt them.

Heather Caron

Penticton