July 20, 2019
Letter

Ghandi and the lynx

In reference to the BDN article (“Lynx death may affect trapping case,” Nov. 20), it is important to point out that injuries to unintended animals can be insidious. Although Judge Woodcock commented that only one of the released lynx appeared “gimpy,” internal injuries can persist and create a painfully slow death after release. The days spent while caught in the trap would be traumatic for the animal.

Ghandi once spoke of a wise proverb: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Let us all help usher in a moral nation.

Katherine Taylor

Orono


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