Letter to the Editor

Disgraceful Re Trade tower replica in poor taste: The king of poor taste this year was certainly Whitehorse artist Lance Burton with his 5.

Disgraceful

Re Trade tower replica in poor taste:

The king of poor taste this year was certainly Whitehorse artist Lance Burton with his 5.4 metre replica of the World Trade Centre with a couple of jetliners sticking out of it.

That is in appallingly poor taste, and I’m equally appalled that the Yukon News would print a half-page photo of it in the November 2nd edition.

What are you going to do next year, Burton, build a huge mushroom with a mock-up of Hiroshima under it?

Or maybe a scale model of Dresden as it looked on the night of February 13, 1945?

Murray Lundberg

Whitehorse

Wolf deaths

Re Wolf pup left to suffer and die:

Was the driver of the vehicle who struck the wolf on Lewes Boulevard too busy to care?

Maybe you were rushing home, or on your cellphone.

Maybe you had more important things to care about than helping a suffering/dying creature.

At least you could have called for help.

Or maybe you just didn’t care.

If this is the case, you disgust me. I hope you never experience the suffering experienced by this wolf pup.

Many thanks to Tami Yardley for your time and compassion, and for helping a creature in need.

You are wonderful for coming forward with the courage of your convictions.

A lesson for others to absorb: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its people treat animals.” Mahatma Gandhi (1865-1948)

Also, trapping season will begin soon.

The trapping industry would like you to believe that trapping is humane.

There is no such thing as humane trapping.

Please explore the brutal and inhumane reality of trapping.

Traps cause unimaginable suffering as animals desperately try to free themselves.

Mike Grieco

Whitehorse

Animals exist for their own reasons

Isn’t it interesting that the first line of defence for some people who disagree with another’s message is to go into a personal attack?

Instead of looking at the issue from a new perspective, they will mock and belittle the messenger rather than admit that there is, indeed, a problem to be addressed.

Obviously, the graphic pictures of bleeding dogs can be conveniently overlooked by those who continue to make money at these animals’ expense.

My beliefs regarding using any animal for any human need — be it profit, prowess, or even fun — can be summed up by the following quote from The Colour Purple, by Alice Walker:

“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women made for men.”

Somehow, I am tempted to think that many of the people who continue to regard animals as theirs to dominate and use will not even agree with that quote.

Diane Esther

Coombs, BC

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