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November 12, 2013 at 7:32 AM

This Thanksgiving, remember the turkeys

A wild turkey takes flight after being spooked. (AP Photo/ William Harvey, Pine Bluff Commercial, File)

A wild turkey takes flight after being spooked. (AP Photo/ William Harvey, Pine Bluff Commercial, File)

Sport hunting is not ethical

The Times’ article reveals some disturbing details about killing wild turkeys [“It’s turkey time for hunters, too,” NWTraveler, Nov. 10].

Christy Karras reports that there is a new trend for some people to connect with nature by killing some of its creatures.

She gives lots of advice about hunting ethically; there is not such a thing. Killing is never ethical. Killing any animal with a gun or a bow and arrow is the antithesis of ethical hunting.

Thanksgiving is already a crime against domestic turkeys nationally. Hunting the wild ones, under the pretense of foraging for food, only makes matter worse. It also makes hunters feel better not to call it sport hunting.

Let these beautiful wild critters roam free and bring a camera instead of a gun.

Claudine Erlandson, Shoreline

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