Re: “Lead hunting ammo is on the way out at Rachel Carson refuge” (Nov. 30):

Hunting? In wildlife refuges?

We looked up “refuge” and found this: “A condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger or trouble” – as in “He was forced to take refuge in the French embassy.”

SIMILAR: “Haven,” “safe haven,” “shelter,” “sanctuary,” “retreat,” “asylum,” “something providing shelter” – “The family came to be seen as a refuge from a harsh world.”

SIMILAR: “Shelter,” “protection,” “safety,” “security,” “sanctuary.”

So, what are hunters with any ammunition doing to critters on wildlife refuges? Does the word have no more meaning? Time to rethink our relationship with our fellow beings – our current way of seeing and doing things is not working out too well, as we can see every day.

We hope people will see the harm that is being done, not just by lead bullets, but by all bullets aimed at all species.

Ellen Miller

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