I read with trepidation the Dec. 1 “Deer season opening day” headline on the front-page photo gallery. I thought: Please don’t let there be photos of dead animals and proud trophy hunters. I took a deep breath and opened the photos.
Thank you for not traumatizing the non-hunting readership with hunting photos.
Last year, there was a terrible picture of a dead bear and the child who had killed it.
The opening day of deer season is nothing to celebrate, especially if you’re a deer who is just minding your own business and suddenly you’re suffering for someone’s entertainment; or if you’re a hiker surrounded by the sound of gunshots and wondering if you’re next.
Trophy hunting is wrong and should not be glorified in the newspaper.
What kind of person gets enjoyment from taking the life of an innocent, sentient creature for sport? Not the kind of person that should have their photo in the paper.