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Texas May Allow Aerial Hunting of Wild Pigs

Critter News

Sid Miller of the Fort Worth area wants to bring more firepower to the task by issuing permits to sportsmen This doesn't sound good. Millions of wild pigs weighing up to 300 pounds have been tearing up crops, trampling fences and eating just about anything in their path in Texas. But now they had better watch their hairy backs. A state lawmaker is proposing to allow ordinary Texans with rifles and shotguns to shoot the voracious, tusked animals from helicopters.

Housekeeping

Animal Ethics

Here is what it says on the editorial page of my local newspaper, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram : LETTERS POLICY Verification: Letters must have a printed full name, address and daytime phone number. As unbelievable as it may sound, I still get comments without full names. Can you people read?

Manfred Kuehn on Kant's Cosmopolitanism

Animal Ethics

I'm a citizen of the United States (as well as some of its subdivisions, such as Texas and Fort Worth). Kant's ideas about cosmopolitanism are still hotly debated today.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Animal Ethics

Perhaps I should have gotten the house number and called the Humane Society or Fort Worth Animal Control. It's still hot in North Texas. Today, while running in 84º heat (and excessive humidity), I noticed a dog lying on a slab of concrete in someone's back yard. It looked as though the dog was lying in the shadow of a basketball backboard. When I got done with my 3.1-mile run, I was drenched in sweat. I walked a quarter of a mile to the house to inspect.