Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Animal trapping is barbaric

While I was working and traveling a lot, I landed late one evening in Boise. The flight attendant, in an effort to lighten a long day, made the following announcement upon landing: "Welcome to the airport serving Boise, Idaho. Please set your watches back twenty years."

Most people chuckled and thought that was probably a good thing. When I read the article on animal trapping, the above comment hit home in a hard way. Sen. Heider must be living in the dark ages to even consider trapping, let alone including trapping in legislation. I guess that once you grow up and mature, the very thought of this kind of cruelty to animals is beyond comprehension.

I used to hunt and understand the draw to the sport, but I was taught at a very young age about sportsmanship and to respect the animals I hunted. Once you have a reverence for the outdoors and hunting in general, you find trapping cruel and barbaric. I hope Idaho has caught up with the civilized world and soundly defeats this proposed legislative ignorance.

David C. Wray


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