Dear Editor: As our provincial government seems focused on the economic rewards of trophy hunting rather than tiresome considerations of the morality of the practice, I modestly offer the following proposal for their consideration.
In British Columbia the human species vastly outnumbers all other larger vertebrates. The population is healthy, and shows no serious signs of future decline. Harvesting of human trophies by hunters, who would pay a significant fee for the privilege, could be unlimited, as a take of even 15,000 to 20,000 each year would have no noticeable effect on the population and would not endanger its long-term viability. A tag charge as low as $100 would provide a handsome return for the provincial treasury.
The possibility of an additional food source may require further study.
I have little doubt that many trophy hunters would welcome this opportunity for enhancement of their collection.
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