Photos of dead deer don’t belong in paper

Dear editor,

In the Nov. 5 edition of the paper there was a most disturbing photo. I expect you already know the one I refer to. In Ralph Shaw’s column on hunting (Time to harvest wild B.C. meat, page 46) there is a photo of a dead deer in a wheelbarrow. That was bad enough, but the lower legs had been cut off which made this photo particularly gruesome.

I understand that this is a column for hunters who are used to seeing this sort of thing  but this photo and its caption crossed a line.

Imagine a child seeing a picture of a deer in a wheelbarrow, cute, so they look closer and realize what is really going on. This picture of a mutilated deer is not family viewing. Please ask Mr. Shaw to be more discerning in his choice of photographs for publication.

Pamela King-Wilson

Courtenay

 

 

 

 

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