Got to tip my hat to GENE BESKO for stating the true facts on hunting. Atta boy Gene. JM
TIMES-TRIBUNE READERS / Published: March 26, 2020
Editor: I respect, even though I do not agree with, vegans who are against hunting or killing animals.
Anti-hunting people who criticize hunters for shooting and eating game are hypocrites if they eat chicken, beef, pork and other meats. In reality they pay someone to raise, slaughter, process meat and stock it cases in grocery stores.
One person stated that it’s a myth that hunting controls deer populations. Get real, talk to a game biologist to get the facts. If not controlled, deer populations would grow until either starvation or disease kills off a large amount of the population. How humane is that?
Some anti-hunters throw out numbers without facts, including an estimate in one letter referring to a non-recovered wounded deer estimate of 7% to 50%. I guess it could also be zero or 100% since there are no statistics to back up my numbers, either. I’m tired of anti hunters tossing out false statements.