Animal activists must re-examine priorities

Millions in the Horn of Africa are at risk of starvation.

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