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Letter to the editor- Dismayed by Fish and Game

To the editor- I read with interest and geat dismay the report that Fish and Game issued a depredation permit to kill a bear (ANY bear) in Alpine Meadows.

I say, thanks to the person who is freeing the trapped bear: There is no guarantee that the right bear is being caught in that trap. Are we going to kill off several bears until none are left?

Maybe, I need to ask Fish and Game for a deprdation permit to kill my frequently visiting raccoon that digs up my lovingly tended yard?

Where will it stop?

Why don’t those people (the Turners, the Foys and the Wertheims) learn to live responsibly and not attract bears with their food stuffs?

Bears do not come for the people: they are hungry for people’s food and if we leave it out (garbage, etc) the bears will come.

As to Fish and Game: I am appalled at their lack of protection for the wildlife in the Tahoe Basin. Just like the U.S. Forest Service selling off our forests to the lumber industry, Fish & Game is selling out on our wildlife. Shame on them.

Erika Toth

South Lake Tahoe

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