"Part of that is just being a good citizen, because when you shoot off loud fireworks it can disturb your neighbors."
You don't have to be a good citizen in the county. Neighbors? Hell with 'em. Scared dogs and wildlife? Too bad. And it's not just one night either. It starts when the stands open and goes beyond the 4th.
Predators are STILL under fire, despite what we now know. It was just a few years ago that the Rocky Mtn. Elk Foundation director said, “To keep wolf populations controlled, states will have to hold hunts, shoot wolves from the air and gas their dens."
Click here for USDA/APHIS Wildlife Services' 2014 chart of species and numbers killed: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_damage…
Thank you for an awesome response, Chris, and no--you are NOT the only one! "Humane slaughter" is a euphemism designed to assuage the consciences of producers and consumers. But there is no humane way to take the life of someone who values his/her life and doesn't want to die.
I heard Marietta speak many years ago at the University Center on the UM campus and was as inspired by her then as I am now. Though I had long been opposed to the death penalty, it was after that presentation that I got involved with the MT Abolition Coalition. This past legislative session we came within a hair's breadth of abolishing the death penalty in our state. Please join this work if you believe that the death penalty is too costly for taxpayers, imperfect and fallible, and ineffective for victim's families. Thank you to Marietta and all abolitionists--especially those who've lost loved ones.
Well said, Larry, thank you!
Hooray for Joe...our favorite tap tender at our favorite brewery. The dude is a mensch!
Last week we saw a Writers on the Range story that didn't get it right where the Olympic wilderness was concerned; now here's another. Newsflash: Even opinion piece writers need to have the facts! I've been reading WotR pieces for a long time and started noticing, several years ago already, that they had fallen off in quality. Now, apparently, accuracy isn't even a requirement. Maybe the mundane facts just don't make a compelling-enough story? Maybe the Forest Svc. wasn't clear enough in its communication of the rules? but that doesn't let authors off the hook for getting it right. And NO, I do not want Hollywood film crews or hook & bullet/ slice & dice the wildlife/gonzo "sportsmen's" TV show crews running roughshod over designated wilderness!
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