Letters to the Editor

Letters: Say no to Sunday hunting; sickened by New York abortion law

Say no to Sunday hunting

According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, hunters only represent 4 percent of the national population. So why should a single-digit minority control how the majority enjoy the outdoors? State Sen. Dan Laughlin plans to reintroduce legislation this month that would permit hunting on some Sundays in Pennsylvania. Traditionally, Sundays are a time for families to be together, relax at home, attend religious/spiritual services, go hiking, jogging, biking, watch wildlife, photograph, and connect with nature.

I have several friends who have posted non-hunting signs, yet find hunters trespassing and killing deer on their property. We, the majority, deserve one day a week when we can enjoy the outdoors uninterrupted by gunshots or hunters seeking to track/retrieve wounded or dead animals that crossed posted property lines, and worry about our safety.

There is no reason to disrupt this custom to appease a single-digit minority recreational group.

Don’t animals need a day off, too?

Please let your state officials know you are opposed to Sunday hunting.

Silvie Pomicter, Chinchilla

Sickened by New York abortion law

If the ruling by the legislature in New York doesn’t outrage every human being on this planet, nothing will.

We talk about the evils of the Holocaust of the Jews and yet we are knee deep in a Holocaust of the most savage kind in our own country. We are no better then the Nazis or the people who stood back and did nothing when 11 million Jews were murdered.

I am absolutely sickened. The Governor should be publicly excommunicated from the church. We need strong bold denunciation and leadership from the leaders of the Catholic Church.

Jeanne Cocolin, State College

Thankful for help finding dogs

Recently, our 7 pound Maltipoo named Bogey and our 70 pound Silver Lab named Buddy decided to go on an adventure and disappeared from our property in Mingoville. We realized they were missing around 4:30 that afternoon and immediately started searching the area, with no luck. We then decided we needed to get the word out, so we contacted a number of our neighbors and asked them to keep a look out for the dogs.

What happened next was wonderful — one neighbor immediately posted a notice on Facebook and then went out in the cold, dark night to help with the search. Soon, there was a small army of people offering their help, searching the area, and sharing the Facebook post. It was heartwarming that so many people were willing to do whatever they could to help.

Finally, Buddy and Bogey decided they’d had enough of an adventure and came home at 2:00 in the morning — tired, cold, but otherwise OK.

My husband and I want to thank everyone who helped that evening — it was a remarkable effort by a remarkable group of people. Buddy and Bogey want to express their thanks as well, and they’ve promised never to do that again!

Jean Gerber, Mingoville

Mueller should investigate cover-up of email leaks

The Trump administration is being accused of dealing with the Russians regarding the Clinton emails. The emails have been deleted but the information might have made it to Wikileaks. Does not the GOP know that the investigation of leaked classified information is the responsibility of the Justice Department, and the FBI specifically? The Obama administration chose to look the other way and not do the investigation. So the problem is that the Trump organization was doing the Justice Department’s job. Mr. Mueller should be investigating the cover-up of the email leaks rather than complain about someone trying to determine what classified information was lost to the Russians. Why is the focus on the political vice actual national security?

Robert Eyerman, Bellefonte