Opinion / Letter to the Editor / Fairbanks Daily News-Miner / January
To the Editor:
Yesterday, the Jan. 6 edition of the Christian Science Monitor arrived in my
post office box.
There is an article on Page 2 titled, "Of deer and men: how a hunt has riled
A picture of Priscilla Feral, president of Friends of Animals, and a picture
of Thomas Baptist, the executive director of Audubon Connecticut accompany the
The controversy involves the deer who occupy the 285-acre Greenwich Audubon sanctuary.
With no natural enemies in the sanctuary, the deer have increased in number and
are gnawing away at wildflowers and saplings of oak and hickory trees. Gone completely
are the trees. Greenwich Audubon wants a hunt with bows and arrows to restore
a balance between plants and animals. Naturally, Friends of Animals oppose the
A Robert Delaney of the Greenwich Sportsmen & Landowners Association says
the animal rights activists have lost their sense of balance in ideology. "They
talk loud, but they don't do anything," he says. "If you look at ... where they
spend their money, they don't make any contributions to any animals or habitats.
They use it to get a lot of media attention."
Alaska could help solve this controversy by shipping a few wolves to Greenwich.
I would guess that centuries ago, wolves were present where Connecticut now exists.
This would also give Priscilla Feral the opportunity to howl with a wolf. That
would be an interesting duet.
John Hall / Fairbanks
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