Dear HCN,

I often wonder how anyone can be anti-environmentalist, and there are sure a lot of folks who feel that way, especially here in Idaho. To me, being anti-environmentalist is being anti-life, anti-happiness, anti-future. But when I see statements like those attributed to mystery writer Nevada Barr (HCN, 5/25/98), in which she suggests it is no big deal if a mountain lion "eats one lousy jogger," and if a mountain lion eats children, "There're lots of children," I begin to understand the backlash.

James R. Fazio

Moscow, Idaho

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