Selected Articles from our
The C.A.S.H. Courier
ARTICLE from the Spring 2008 Issue
OH Town Rejects Culling!
By Lane Ferrante
Hills , OH is a town with morals. It practices true conservation and
makes wise decisions.
On May 13, 2008 , I
attended a Town Council meeting in the small and quaint village of
Walton Hills, OH . One of the items on the agenda was wildlife. The
question of what to do with the deer was going to be discussed, and from
past experience I assumed that a lethal solution would be proposed and
implemented. We animal advocates have been torn between expecting (from
town council members)—with good reason—corruption, ignorance, and
collusion with hunters/state Fish and Game Departments AND hope (at each
town council meeting) that we would finally find people who deserved
having been elected to office.
It takes a real
leader, with guts, compassion, and a commitment to public service, to
stop this sickening trend of annual deer slaughters in American towns.
Ruling with intimidation, scare tactics, and a lack of morals does not
make for a good leader.
I was ecstatic,
therefore, when the other Walton Hills Council members publicly
disagreed with Councilman Sheeler, and opposed allowing lethal solutions
(bow-hunting) within their community.
They should be held up
as a model for other cities. They are to be commended and respected for
their wise decision. They
are true leaders.
Lane Ferrante is an activist in