Note: Silvie Pomicter is an animal rights activist of longstanding, who has long been involved in anti-hunting movements in PA and who frequently writes letters to various newspapers, supporting her opposition to ALL hunting.
Via GTF: A couple of weeks ago, Bluetick posted the following editorial from his Chambersburg paper.
It has popped up everywhere since. Here is another identical copy from one of my local papers- and I replied.
Please feel free to reply and using what I wrote or craft your own. I have no issue with anyone putting their name on it.
No Sunday hunting
Saturday, July 30, 2011
The majority of Pennsylvanians who hike, bike, jog through the woods, watch wildlife, photograph and connect with nature do so on Sundays.
We deserve one day a week when we can enjoy the outdoors in relative quiet without having to worry about our safety.
A bill to make it legal to hunt on Sundays, H.B. 1760, will be considered in the Legislature. More than 90 percent of Pennsylvanians do not hunt, yet hunters, a minority, can monopolize outdoor opportunities disproportionate to their numbers.
H.B. 1760 will create even greater imbalance among outdoor users.
Traditionally, Sundays are a time for families to be together, relax at home, visit neighbors or attend religious/spiritual services uninterrupted by gunshots or hunters seeking to track/retrieve wounded or dead animals that crossed posted property lines. There is no reason to disrupt this custom to appease a single-digit minority recreational group.
The Pennsylvania House Game and Fisheries Committee will hold hearings, limiting testimony only to groups and organizations, which will most likely be pro-hunting groups. Hence these hearings will become farces.
What happened to free speech?
Citizens, farmers and a majority of hunters overwhelmingly oppose Sunday hunting. Please ask your state representative to vote no on H.B. 1760.
Read more: No Sunday hunting - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/dail...#ixzz1Ujmd8tva