Trapping

Published 7:28pm Thursday, February 21, 2013

To the editor:

I agree with Mr. Stein Mazur in his letter of Feb. 15 Does wildlife really know best? Reinstating trapping is a money  issue. Our “wildlife officers” are not representing the wildlife they are here to protect and “manage.”

Apparently they know nothing of what beavers do for our environment that is positive.  They create small wetlands that encourage other flora and fauna to flourish. They are necessary for creating a diverse and healthy environment. The few trees they take down do not compare to the damage man has done.

For biology officers not to know this is astonishing. Perhaps they should go back for a refresher course. Pretty soon humans will be the only species left alive on earth unless we learn to share this planet as was intended.

- Regina Vaickus, Landrum

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