10 Jun

Exposing the Big Game

The following is a letter to the editor of the Missoulian, answering to this patronizing opinion piece by a trapping publicist. Portions of this letter are excerpted from my book, Exposing the Big Game


A Trap Isn’t a “Tool,” It’s a Torture Device

Dear Editor,

Your June 6, 2012 guest column, “Managing wildlife should include tool of trapping” decried the use of “emotion” (bringing up the word at least 6 times) and seemed bent on denigrating anyone who has the capability for it. Why are trappers and their publicists so put off by emotion? Could it be that they’re afraid to admit they’re lacking in that capacity?

Psychologists have a word for people who act without emotion—without guilt, remorse or empathy—psychopaths. We shouldn’t be letting the psychopaths make the rules regarding wildlife.

A trap is not a “tool,” it’s a torture device. Unless they’re unable to feel empathy (see…

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Posted by on June 10, 2012 in Uncategorized


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  1. Bobette Traul

    June 11, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Gee, I wonder how emotional he’d be if his child or dog was caught in a trap and was maimed or killed?


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