We need facts rather, than overreactions

Gary H. Price Port Ludlow
Posted 10/30/18

Re: North Olympic Orca Pod stages 'die in' (Leader, Oct. 24, page A16) This is such nonsense! Everything born has a lifespan. Humans and animals die of old age, still birth, and some have what is …

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We need facts rather, than overreactions

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Re: North Olympic Orca Pod stages 'die in' (Leader, Oct. 24, page A16) 

This is such nonsense! Everything born has a lifespan. Humans and animals die of old age, still birth, and some have what is diagnosed as a failure to thrive. 

An Orca has a baby born dead, or dies shortly after birth; this is just a stillborn, crib death, or failure to thrive. 

Liberals go off on a knee-jerk reaction and call for the destruction of dams on the snake river without facts. Salmon make it up the fish ladders at dams quite well compared to the waterfalls in our rivers and streams. 

Let’s look at facts. Victoria British Columbia, has been dumping raw sewage into Puget Sound for years (https://www.crd.bc.ca/project/wastewater-treatment-project) and will continue until at least 2020. 

Then there is the overabundance of sea lions that feed on salmon because they have been protected for too many years. A sea lion often only takes one bite out of a salmon, plus they damage shellfish beds. They are no longer endangered. 

Shouldn’t there be a hunting season on them, let the Native Americans hunt them like their ancestors use to? 

There are too many gill nets in our rivers and streams. Then there is the pollution problem, including plastics, runoff from city streets, sewage overflows, pesticides, fertilizer, household cleaners, etc. 

We have all seen videos and photos of bears in waterways and at waterfalls, catching salmon. Should we start increasing bear hunting season? 

Last but not least, the foreign fishing vessels and fleets inside American waters over-catching and poaching (https://www.csmonitor.com/1980/0617/061742.html). 

Do not pay attention to knee-jerk liberals and their nonsense, we want just the facts.

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