Pharos-Tribune

November 11, 2012

Governor should halt deer hunt


— Regarding the deer culling scheduled for Indiana state parks Nov. 13, 14, 26 and 27, maligning our state’s parks’ system, this truly needs to be stopped. We do believe fewer “state parks” are participating in this “operation” this year. We did our best last “season” to protest. We literally cannot believe this horror is allowed, encouraged, whatever. ... Great money-maker for this state equals the real bottom line. Certainly there are some Hoosiers besides us who are appalled at this “canned” plan and the false justifications for mass murder and slaughter. Wow, Indiana ... please re-think?

Congrats, Gov. Mitch Daniels, on your pending presidency of Purdue University, famed college of veterinary science; please take a tip from New York’s Mayor Bloomberg who called an almost instant halt to the marathon, which would have damaged the reputation of his city at a crucial time for consideration of what is civil and kind and responsible.

Please prevent this heinous slaughter immediately, prior to the dates, which have been publicized and reported for shutting down our parks for this profit-generating and profit-motivated mass killing — a misguided, rationalized massacre.

Thank you in advance.

Don Sexton, Columbia City