RE: NANFA-- OT: shooting turtles

Irate Mormon (
Thu, 4 Mar 2004 11:49:40 -0500

> So...for a "varmint," the failure to respect the property rights of humans
> is a capital offense ?

Well, I think it CAN be. You live in a nice suburban home, and I live in a nice
rural home. We both appreciate the wild residents, venomous and nonvenomous, of
our respective homes and properties. But we don't make a living off of that
land. If we follow your (and Ty's) argument to a logical conclusion, then it is
unethical for farmers to use pesticides. If you raise livestock then you
shouldn't shoot predators. These organisms have a prior claim to the land that
you now inhabit.

I don't think that's what you really mean, but you didn't specify any criteria
for justifiable varminticide.
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