Regular folk would be fined for cruelty

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by admin on March 24, 2010

The Editor,

Re: “Rescued deer left to die in forest”; March 17 issue:

Disrespectful. Cruel. Criminal.

These are just a few of the thoughts that describe the actions of the so-called conservation officers.

Disrespectful because not only did they ignore the suffering that poor deer was going through, but their actions totally discounted the heroic efforts of the deer rescuers.

Cruel because they just abandoned a half-frozen, wounded, but still living creature, at the mercy of predators, to die slowly when they are perfectly equipped to put the poor thing out of its misery quickly.

Criminal because as a conservation officer, their actions showed an absolute lack of morals. For those same actions, a regular citizen would be up for cruelty charges and liable for a stiff fine.

I’m appalled at the hypocrisy shown by the officers and the blatant apathy shown to the community and to their uniform and I believe they should suffer the same consequences as we would be subjected to.

Lynda Kennedy

Chelsea, Quebec