Do we really need to see dead animals in the paper?
I have been reading The Sunday Gazette for years. I have to say I was absolutely appalled by the photo of the dear carcass on the back of some hunter’s jeep on the front page of the Regional dection [Nov. 16 Gazette].
I’m not a supporter of hunting by any stretch, but I understand the reasons behind it to some degree. Although it boggles my mind how a person in their right mind could see a creature as beautiful as a deer standing before him or her, draw up their rifle and kill it. That I don’t get, never have, never will.
But the point of my letter is, OK, it’s done. Hunting has been around since the dawn of man. I get it. But do you have to flaunt the poor dead animal on the back of your vehicle, and does some newspaper photographer have to take the picture and post it for all to see?
I, for one, don’t care to view such a disgusting cruel display, and would appreciate it if all hunters had a little consideration for the people who have to drive behind your vehicle witnessing such cruelty and just carried the carcass in the back of the truck, out of sight.
Have a little heart, will you? There are children who may witness such photos and I’m sure it will bother some of them as much, if not more, than it bothered me.
In the future, please just think about what feelings such a photo will evoke in your readers before posting.
Either cut lawmakers’ salaries or pay them for ‘piecework’
I know I am not alone when I ask: How many sessions and how many days will it take our elected officials to agree on pulling New York state from the extraordinary deficit we face? Some of us may think that negating the $60,000-per-session and $143-per-day for our lawmakers might be a good start. Give me a break!
In a crisis such as this, their yearly salary is commensurate enough for doing what we have elected them to do.
Vincent F. Carelli