Cancel gator hunt


Re the March 10 article Gator hunt OK’d for Loxahatchee refuge: Why in the world should this hunt be allowed to take place? It is not going to “enable people to enjoy the outdoors and to value nature.” Nor will it “allow more Americans to experience a connection with nature.” This will be someone out there in his bass boat or airboat looking for the truly big gator. Why? Money, of course, for the skins, meat and bragging rights. The outdoor experience has nothing to do with it.

The Fish and Wildlife Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission should rethink this thing and cancel it. The Loxahatchee is one of the few pristine places left where wildlife can go about their business of just doing what they do. Leave them alone.

Robert Keiser, South Miami

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