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Letter to the Editor
Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

The writer of the letter “Menace unaddressed” obviously does not like deer. He also proposes to burden the state Game Commission, or us taxpayers, with the responsibility of removing deer and transferring them to remote forest areas.

How much is he willing to contribute to foot the bill for this insanely conceived proposal? Perhaps he wants to promote bazooka hunts to rid the suburbs of these life-threatening critters. Our police and Game Commission officers are pushed to the limits of their resources and surely have other pressing priorities.

Do we need rampaging hordes of hunters invading the suburbs? I'd rather deal with the deer population. I consider deer a serenity-instilling addition to my country lifestyle and appreciate their beauty; they are, after all, part of God's creation.

Furthermore, if it weren't for fear of hitting deer, metro-suburban motorists would probably blow through our neighborhoods at 80 mph. Local police surely appreciate this form of speed control. The writer of this ludicrous proposal is always at liberty to remove himself from this threat in the suburbs to the safe inner sanctum of city grime and crime.

Peter C. Ebner-Eschenbach

Bethel Park

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