Environmental group threatens demonstrations if MLB player doesn’t quit his hunting hobby

Florida Marlins relief pitcher Logan Kensing enjoys hunting on his family’s property from a helicopter. What he does during the offseason – a legal sport, and to control an invasive species (wild pigs) – should be no one’s business. So why is the Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition up in arms? This organization is threatening the Florida Marlins, saying “We want the Marlins to make him agree to stop.”

And what the Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition has done is tantamount to blackmail, in my opinion, and they should be the ones who are worried. Here’s part of the letter received by Florida Marlin’s team owner Jeffrey Loria:

They have 10 days from Monday to reprimand the player for behavior that isn’t one of a role model. If they don’t, we will be persistent. We’ll infiltrate the fans and pull out signs. We’ll picket. If we’re willing to have 27 people arrested, it’s obvious we’re committed.

Here in Oregon, it’s always open season on feral pigs. They “destroy everything,” as Kensing said.

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2 responses to “Environmental group threatens demonstrations if MLB player doesn’t quit his hunting hobby

  1. That’s insane! How can a group think that they have control like that over a team? I’d just ignore it and/or call the police to get rid of them. They don’t have any control over someone hunting legally. If enough fans complain about the people complaining, something will have to be done to stop them. I’m sure that they will find that more fans aren’t against the hunting than are.

  2. That’s ridiculous! What Mr. Kensing is doing is completely within the law and it is unfair to single him out over this. Certainly he’s not the only professional athlete to ever go hunting.

    If the members of the Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition are willing to have 27 people arrested, it’s obvious they should BE committed. There’s a smart way to stand up for your beliefs and a hundred dumb ways.

    What a bunch of busybodies; don’t they have anything better to do with their time than worry about what other people are doing?

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