In regards to the trapping debatePublished 9:17am Wednesday, February 20, 2013
It’s obvious that many of the “anti” trapping individuals have never had to deal with the problems and some are not very educated in the area. We do not have “badgers.”
We have beavers. Scaring them off screaming or with air horns? Not likely when you have to protect hundreds of acres. We are only asking for a tool to help protect our investment. No more, no less. The suggestion to trap and sterilize coyotes is just not practical. And, as I have stated before, sterile coyotes still kill and eat.
A number of people are questioning why our legislators are saying that the majority of people are in favor. Many people have contacted them directly. They don’t want their name involved with the local stir. I have been criticized for “changing the subject,” for saying that it is the duty of a pet owner to control their pet during the discussion of the cruelty of traps on coyotes when the opposing side threw out the statement of pets being caught. Wonder why the possible majority might be silent? More later. Thanks.
- James Smith, Columbus