The Jan. 8 letter “Deer will be killed to save plants?” illustrates the disconnect from the laws of nature embodied by most so-called animal rights activists.

We’ve created lush suburban landscapes free of natural predators on Long Island. Meanwhile, the public attitude toward wildlife has become sentimentalized and unrealistic.

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The ecosystem has become disrupted as some opportunistic species, such as deer, raccoons and Canada geese, breed beyond the capacity of the habitat to sustain them. White-tailed deer seriously affect native plants if the deer numbers aren’t managed. Then, the deer starve.

The letter writer has an agenda, and it’s not pro–nature; it’s anti-hunter.

Jan Christopher Porinchak, Kings Park