Dr. Scott Petrie, Executive Director of Long Point Waterfowl, a prominent proponent of science-based wildlife conservation, and a leading critic of the Ontario government’s careless Green Energy Act, has been attacked by wind power interests. Dr. Petrie has been charged with hypocrisy on the grounds that this conservation advocate is also an avid hunter.
These wind power advocates, obviously ignorant of how wildlife populations are managed and hunting regulated in Ontario, ask, “Has anyone performed an environmental assessment of the slaughter of millions of birds by hunters such as Dr. Petrie?”
By personally attacking Dr. Petrie and the culture of responsible hunting he exemplifies, the wind industry is inadvertently revealing its vulnerability to growing public realization of the threat to wildlife posed by the massive expansion of wind power now underway around Ontario.
To the credit of anonymous author of the web site that attacked Petrie, the post includes a spirited exchange dominated by Petrie’s defenders.