"Last year, in Montgomery County, deer were hunted by trained police sharpshooters," she wrote to The Sun in 2003. "But instead, our county has actively recruited recreational hunters, including those who have passed proficiency tests but have yet to kill a living animal. Is this the kind of recreation we want in our Recreation and Parks Department? Do we want our public parks turned into butcher shops? Do we want to see animals bleeding from shotgun blasts, or with arrows sticking out of their bodies, in excruciating pain, right on our own properties or on our residential streets?"