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A natural solution

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Dear Editor:Go Erika Brandon (The Aspen Times, Sept. 2)! Thank you for standing up for the animals. Humans are the caretakers of this Earth, but we’re not doing a very good job. Because of our greed, our need to encroach into every corner of the land, to demand our right to four-wheel everywhere but take no responsibility, to fragment our forests until there’s no turning back, because of all this and more, wildlife is being pushed farther and farther into a corner and soon there will be no place for them to go.We can put a man on the moon, but we can’t defend ourselves against an errant cub, bobcat, raccoon, etc. If it gets in the way, if it becomes a “nuisance,” kill it. Certainly don’t study the natural history of the animal to arrive at a solution. And, if the herds become too large, sell more hunting licenses AND prolong the hunting season into calving season so you can kill females AND young.Wolves and coyotes cull the herds naturally all by themselves withoutgovernment intervention and subsidies, but we’ve all but wiped out wolves, and we’re sure keeping an eye on those coyotes! If the herds were culled naturally, the hunters would scream bloody murder! Think of the lost money!Bonnie BoexDillon

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