Hooray for the Indians.
As reported in the RGJ, Native Americans have stated that they will seek legislation to protect the black bears from the guns of hunters. The religious belief of Indians considers the bears to be their brothers, whereas the hunters consider the bears to be nothing more than targets and trophies.
The United States unfortunately has a long, dark and blemished history of abusing the rights of the Native Americans. Perhaps now is the time for legislators to step forward and prevent another right of the Indians from also being trampled upon. Maybe the hunters should consider shooting “clay pigeons” instead of bears.
And while we are on the subject of animal preservation, perhaps the legislators could also consider protecting Nevada’s big horn sheep and keep the wild horses from winding up in slaughterhouses.
George Costello, Reno