Letters to the Editor

Animal activists must re-examine priorities

To the Editor,

Re: Activists plan return to Japan, Aug. 16.

Millions in the Horn of Africa are at risk of starvation, but the good folks of Sea Shepherd are sinking their time and resources into trying to convince some Japanese to keep dolphin meat out of their diet.

Of course, as dedicated environmentalists, these wingnuts probably believe that starving Africans are surplus people who should never have been born anyway, so why not just let them die?  (Funny how people never apply that to themselves.)

Dolphins are another matter entirely: they are non-human, therefore valuable.

These “determined and compassionate people” seriously need to re-examine their priorities.

Ruth Bard

Nanaimo

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Blaney to carry NDP banner into federal election
 
On call along the west coast 24/7
 
Geothermal pitched as alternative to Site C dam
Gentle man covered all the bases
 
Two charged in Surrey stolen-vehicle incident that drew police fire
 
Museum rated 10th-best in the country

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 25 edition online now. Browse the archives.