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.