Friday, August 2, 2013

Cathy Stepp Photo Irony Alert

With the killing of a young deer at a Kenosha shelter on orders of the Wisconsin DNR in the news, I'm struck by the irony in this separate, photo the DNR sent out in 2011 for agency Secretary Cathy Stepp celebrating the proud occasion of her "first deer" kill.

Wisconsin DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp proudly shows off her first deer, taken opening weekend last year. In the upcoming TV Special "Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2012, Stepp urges male hunters to take more girls and women hunting. "The secret's out," she says. "Hunting is a lot of fun, so don't keep it to yourselves."  photo courtesy of Wisconsin DNR
Photo courtesy of Wisconsin DNR

Interesting that when this photo ran with a short story in a very pro-Walker paper, the comments about Stepp having killed what readers believed was a fawn were brutal.

One example:
Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Article comment by: Tim L

Did someone wipe the milk off that poor little baby's lips before the picture?

That is not something to brag about she should be promoting sportsmanship not shooting an animal that young


Anonymous said...

Another irony is the reason the DNR gave for killing the fawn at the Kenosha animal shelter: because of the potential for disease and dangers to humans. Yet the DNR seems unconcerned about the dangers posed to humans by frac-sand mining and the proposed Gogebic mine.

Anonymous said...

that's one small stepp