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Re: Sierra Club position on Props D & G
This is a timely topic just ripe to be the subject of the first
substantive *DISCUSSION* of enviro-mich. There has got to be some deep
thoughts about this subject from all you lurkers out there.
Just to get things rolling, I'll lob out this grenade: Why should a
vote of the people decide hunter ethics? Isn't that like trying to
On Thu, 17 Oct 1996 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> The Sierra Club has taken the following positions on Proposals D & G
> on the November statewide ballot in Michigan. For further information
> please contact Anne Woiwode at the Mackinac Chapter office,
> email@example.com or (517) 484-2372.
> "The Mackinac Chapter Executive Committee, at its October 12th
> meeting, voted NOT TO ENDORSE either Proposal D or Proposal G. The
> Sierra Club has been a primary advocate for the "maintenance and
> restoration of healthy, viable native plant and animal populations,
> their habitats and ecological processes" in Michigan, particularly on
> State and National Forests. The highly politicized and polarized
> debate on these proposals has obscured the fact that Michigan today
> still has no guiding set of policies, laws or practices which will
> move wildlife management in this state toward Sierra Club's goal.
> Nothing in either proposal addresses that failing. Proposal D
> addresses issues of hunting practices, a matter of individual concern.
> Proposal G raises the concept of "sound scientific management" of
> wildlife, but with no ultimate goal for what the outcome of that
> management should be. That leaves this proposal wide open to abuse."