This letter is in response to the comments made in this section of the paper Dec. 28, 1999.
In one letter, the question was asked if there isn't something more positive (than hunting) that the youth of today could be taught, but the (writers) do not give us any suggestions. Sit on the couch and watch TV? Hang out in front of Wal-Mart?
What many people do not realize is that parents, by hunting and fishing with their children, teach them respect for the outdoors, the animals, and others in the field. It also can bring a child a great deal of joy in helping feed his own family, or, in a lot of cases, a not-so-fortunate family. Isn't that what God created predators for?
That is a good argument. But are we not the largest (group of) predators in the world today. We create more pollution than the innocent animals, destroy their habitats so we can have the land to build our houses, cut down trees for lumber, paper and other luxuries we have grown accustomed to.
Maybe we should all move somewhere else that hasn't already been taken with so much negative on the news and in the papers.
I think it is great our paper is showing positive positions for our children.
Vince, Asia and Rhett Bishop, Payson