Letter: Don't call killing of animals 'harvesting'

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To the editor:

As appalling as the act of killing a bear for no reason except satisfying the hunter's blood lust is the Eagle's use of soothing euphemism to encourage the act. In what sense was the bear "harvested"? Was it a crop planted and tended by the hunter? Was it an animal grown and tended for the butcher trade? Was it the result of animal husbandry that the hunter financed?

The tragic death of a magnificent animal should be mourned, not celebrated. The Eagle has no responsibility to promote the senseless slaughter of wildlife. Harvesting? I don't think so.

Fred Perkins

Becket

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