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Letter to the Editor: Comment sends wrong message
Mar 28, 2012 | 287 views | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To the Editor:

In the March 21 article, “There’s plenty to do in Cedar City,” the editor recalls some of the simpler ways that kids can enjoy themselves when there seems to be nothing to do.

It infuriated me to read, “We caught grasshoppers and other bugs, learned about them, created miniature habitats, and sometimes pulled off their legs.”

One of the greatest things an adult or parent can teach a child is compassion and understanding for other living things (Even though an insect does not experience pain in the same manner as a human does, what it really does “feel” is speculative on our part).

To masquerade such an incident as a humorous anecdote instead of treating it with remorse, sends the wrong message, I think.

Pamela MacLaren

Cedar City
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May 01, 2012
Parents who take this bug leg pulling comment too seriously are the same ones who raise kids that get a culture shock when the real world approaches them. Lighten up! Bugs feelings?... Really? Not world peace, hunger, homelessness as the cause you choose to make your public comments about...bug legs and their hurt feelings! Reality check my friend!