What the pro-hunting crowd never seems to realize is that this is also a quality of life issue. Most urban/suburban residents do not want weapons, violence, blood, and death as part of their everyday lives. People have emotions and sensibilities that should be taken into consideration. To ignore that is to attempt to remove the human element from the equation. They are imposing their hunting “lifestyle” on those of us who choose not to participate.
They are exposing our children to this against our wishes. They have no right to expose our children to a wounded, bleeding, suffering deer in the yard.
Some activities are not appropriate or safe in a residential setting. Most towns/cities have ordinances against discharging weapons because it is not safe. It does not suddenly or even temporarily become safe or appropriate just because they have decided to kill the deer.
Another win at the polls for Keep Cape Safe. The Southeast Missourian asked, “Do you think the city council’s deer hunting ordinance will be overturned at the ballot box in April?”
The final results: YES 64.4 percent (320 votes)
NO 35.6 percent (177 votes).
Thanks to all who voted. These results show clearly that a large majority of citizens think bow hunting is not right in the City of Cape Girardeau.
KFVS12 asked in an online poll this week, “Are you for or against urban hunting in Cape Girardeau?”
43.1 percent voted FOR urban hunting.
56.9 percent voted AGAINST urban hunting.
The poll has now closed, and the results show once again that citizens do not want deer hunting in our city.
What part of NO do four city council members NOT understand?