Well said that man!
I read and watch many airgun-related magazines and videos, and agree or disagree to a greater or lesser extent with what is said. In the past, I have never felt the need to comment on other people’s honestly held views and opinions, but the article, ‘What’s in a name?’ has me all fired up. I have never agreed so wholeheartedly with every word of an article before. It is so in line with the opinion I have personally held for some time. There are some writers and presenters for whom I would have the greatest respect otherwise, who refer to game in unnecessarily negative terms. If it is morally justifiable to kill an animal for food, to prevent damage, nuisance or disease, I have no problem with it. We don’t need to further justify their killing with emotive terms. They aren’t scaly-tailed vermin, egg-robbing pests, pie-fillers or any other derogatory term. They are simply trying to survive and doing what is natural for them. Let’s respect them and call them by their given names.
Tony Kemp Hello Tony, Thank you for adding your voice to mine. I’m happy to see that you use the word ‘respect’. It’s one I value highly, both between people and animals, and I think the world could do with a lot more of it. Ed.
Clearing damaging creatures from around the farmyard is a job that needs to be done