Field & Stream has published a letter from a reader suggesting that the legendary man-beast known the as BIGFOOT should be put on the endangered species list.
This is yet another chapter in the ongoing controversy regarding whether or not as yet “unconfirmed” animals — such as HAIRY HOMINIDS — should be offered governmental protection. Excerpted from the letter:
I am not trying in no way debate this beings existence; I am simply attempting to protect this animal’s right to the continuity of its species if it in fact does exist. I have checked the list and have found that this animal is not recorded as an endangered species, I do not know if this is an oversight, or simply just apathy. But I would like to inform you that at current there are species of animal who are on the list at which we do not currently have confirmation of still existing. Case in point The Amargosa Vole, a rodent whose current existence is undetermined, who possibly may at this very moment be extinct along with countless others…
…I have heard tales of hunters firing upon un-identified animals thinking they may be bagging the big guy, later only to discover it was nothing more than a moss covered stump beside a creek; imagine if that was your son or daughter sitting there in tree camo. I know of individuals who have spent literally thousands of dollars tracking and attempting to catch this elusive creature, should its right to survive in its own environment not be protected?
Where do you stand on this debate?