Wool being pulled over our eyes

Published 9:41 am Thursday, February 7, 2013

To the editor:

I was quoted at the commissioners’ meeting as saying that there is no reason to rush, and I would like to clarify my position. I meant that there is no reason to rush this legislation through, because it affects our community in many ways and needs more discussion.

I did not mean there is no rush on the issue of trapping. Unfortunately, the bill seems to have been put on the “fast track.”

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The commissioners voted on this issue without the input of the community, save for three people who are pro-trapping, and it looks as if the state representatives are rushing this as well. Why is that?

It is far more difficult to rescind legislation that it is to put a hold on it so than it can be thoroughly explored. Why are they in such a grand hurry? That makes me wonder who will benefit from this legislation. It certainly won’t be the animals.

Concerned citizens, please let our state representative Chris Whitmire and our state Senator Ralph Hise know how you feel about the issue of trapping, and ask why this bill is on the fast track.

It seems that someone is trying to pull the wool over our eyes, and I, for one, would like to know why.  chris.whitmire@ncleg.net 919-715-4466 and ralph.hise@ncleg.net, 919-733-3460.

– Emmy Summers, Tryon