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A more ethical way to reduce the deer population

2-4-10 Alexander RobinsWoods Lawrence   E. River Rd.....Mike 'Macky' Pamonicutt (cq)(left) Buzz Spreeman descendants early Chicago settler Indian Chief

2-4-10 Alexander Robinson Woods, Lawrence & E. River Rd.....Mike "Macky" Pamonicutt (cq)(left) and Buzz Spreeman, descendants of early Chicago settler and Indian Chief Alexander Robinson say they are still the rightful owners of Cook County forest preserve land that was taken away from them illegally. They want it back... and they want to put a casino there. They stood near a stone marker to the chief . The area is a favorite spot for deer...Rich Hein/Sun-Times

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Updated: October 18, 2012 6:08AM

A more ethical way to reduce the deer population

It was dreadful to read an article Friday regarding innocent and harmless deer destined to be killed and traumatized by bow hunting in Kane County’s forest preserves [“Bow hunting of preserve deer OK’d”].

A humane alternative would be baiting feed for deer with powerful contraceptives as a means to make them infertile.

It’s always more preferable and ethical to reduce animal overpopulation with birth control methods instead of resorting to violence, bloodshed and carnage.

Brien Comerford,


GOP runs Democratic Party

No big Democrats, including President Barack Obama, have expressed support for Chicago’s striking teachers.

The Green Party candidate for president, Jill Stein, joined teachers on the picket line in solidarity.

When will labor realize that the Democratic Party is run by Republicans in drag?

George Ochsenfeld, Monee

Keep Chicago clean

When I was growing up in Chicago, we used to call our spring vacation “clean-up week.” This was because our mayor wanted our city to be beautiful. This instilled in me the notion that litter belongs in the garbage can and not thrown on the lawn or street. To this day, I find myself picking up garbage out front of my home.

Unfortunately, the current generation, on the whole, no longer believes in this slogan, and you can see litter tossed all over our great city. People think nothing of getting some fast food, eating it and throwing their junk out the window or on the side of their car by the curb.

Not only does garbage like this make the city look dirty, but the small bits of uneaten hamburger and drops of pop also attract rats and other vermin. This in turn can lead to diseases and the occasional infant being bitten.

Please, before you toss that garbage out the window, think of the consequences. And if the current mayor is so inclined, let’s bring back the slogan: “Keep Chicago clean.”

Raymond P. Toczek,

Portage Park

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