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PARKS: Goat-goring lawsuit is ridiculous

Letter by Dave Cornett, Puyallup on Aug. 10, 2011 at 9:59 am | 5 Comments »
August 10, 2011 12:51 pm

Re: “Claims filed in death of hiker gored by goat” (TNT, 8-7).

I have been taking The News Tribune for more than 20 years, and only once in the past have I felt the need to voice my opinion.

The family of the man mauled are filing three wrongful-death claims agains Olympic National Park. They claim that park rangers did not give them adequate warnings against the dangers.

That is ridiculous. Although this was a tragedy, it is by no means the fault of the park. When you enter a forest, national or otherwise, you are now on the animals’ turf. What do they want the rangers to do? Get all the animals together every three years for an understanding discrimination/violence in the workplace seminar?

If you are naive enough to think there is no danger in those woods, stay in the city. If this family gets one cent from the lawsuit, then the system is seriously broken.

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