To Collect or not to collect?

lday at lday at
Fri Mar 6 20:43:48 EST 1998

>Has society changed? Is
>"collecting" the politically incorrect thing to do? I am interested in your

There seems like there are a lot of people who have ... what seem to me
unrealistic ideas of animals.  They're opposed to killing anything,
even if there is a good reason for it (like deer that are overpopulating
some areas).   I don't know how to reach these people.  They don't seem
to have a clue that in "nature", most wild animals die very unpleasant
deaths in large numbers at young ages.  And if you are more concerned 
for saving native species than exotic ones, they call you elitist and 
uncaring.  They don't seem to have any sense of proportion.  

But I'm not old enough to know exactly how new this phenomenon is.

I took a lot of flack for my collecting when I was a kid because it was
"weird" for a girl to be interested in insects, so I'd tell your sons
to get used to it.  We're never gonna be a majority.

Liz Day
LDAY at 
Indianapolis, Indiana, central USA - 40 N latitude, zone 5.

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