Letters to the Editor

Bear slaughter

The clock is ticking for 320 so-called nuisance Florida black bears who will soon be paying the price with their lives for the few who were searching for food in garbage cans.

Rather than capturing and relocating the bears causing the problem, along with educating people how to properly secure their garbage, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is going to allow hunters to slaughter these innocent creatures. It seems the commissioners just don’t get the meaning of the word “conservation,” which means to preserve and protect, not kill and destroy.

Unfortunately, the revenue collected for the hunting permits issued at $100 for Florida residents and $300 for non-Florida residents outweighs anything else. The almighty dollar always wins over humanity and any true conservation efforts.

Myrna Rahimnejad, Miami