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Octopus Hunting In Seattle

I’m not a big fan of hunting animals.  I never could kill my dog or a neighbors dog.  I just don’t see the purpose in it.  We were all created to have the opportunity to live peacefully.  With that being said, I do understand the killing of animals for the purpose of human consumption.  Cows created just to be used for this purpose.  Raised with a purpose and feel well.  My complaint with hunters is “just for the fun of it” type killing.  There is no need or room for that in our society in my opinion.

This gets me to Dylan Mayer who recently hunted a Octopus out of Cove 2 in West Seattle.  While diving off Alki to grab this super octopus (for the fun of it), Mr. Mayer, would soon discover the public was not happy with him at all.  Seattle residents would soon discover this has been happening for quite some time and a popular sport with many participants coming to Seattle for just this purpose.  There is now a large community of Seattle residents really ticked off over the situation.  A diver instructor, Bob Bailey, notice and watched the killing happen.  He confronted Mr. Mayer and reported it properly.  Unfortunated, these killings are not protected and was done legally so Mr. Dylan Mayer is going to be safe from law officials.  His reputation, however, will be forever tarnished.

I hope the Seattle Council Members will take notice of this event and stop it now in it’s tracks.  We don’t need people killing animals for no purpose except that he/she thought it was fun.  This isn’t the wild wild west and some rules are required for stupid people.  I typically am not for regulation or extra laws, however, this is one that I would openly support.


Having lived in the Pacific Northwest his entire life, Jeff understands and delivers a different perspective about politics. Even though many may disagree with his language and writing style, you can't debate his passion for the Seattle area and his committment to a better society.

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