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January 22nd, 2018

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There Is Something That We Can All Do to End Needless Suffering of Animals

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the ad showing an injured fox caught in a leg-hold trap that was printed on the front page of the The World. While Vermonters can be proud of their hunting traditions, there are still some practices, having little to do with hunting, that are permitted and/or are commonly practiced, which are gratuitously...

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Is It My Fault If Their Dog Gets Caught in One of My Traps?

Dear Editor: I read your paper of Oct.18th. with the Misleading / Untrue head line “ Animal Cruelty Is Legal In Vermont” and Protect Our Wildlife knows it but it does get misinformed people fired up. This weeks paper has seven letters praising your paper and Protect Our Wildlife for bring the issue to the public . What I did notice was some stateme...

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The Facts Are Readily Available

Dear Editor: I seldom write letters to editors, but in this case I feel compelled to do so. For the first time I can remember, the World has published an opinion piece as if it were factual. Page 21 of the Nov. 1 issue contain an article inserted by a member of, or sympathizer with P.O.W. This is an anti-hunting, anti-trapping group recently formed...

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More Humane Place for Wildlife

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to Protect Our Wildlife’s ad depicting the young red fox who suffered terribly, and later died, due to injuries sustained in a leghold trap. As a conservation biologist, I am concerned about the lack of factual information about the important role predators, like this unfortunate fox, play in our ecosystems and...

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Bold Face Statement Not Correct

Dear Editor, The Bold Face statement “ ANIMAL CRUELTY IS LEGAL IN VERMONT” at the top of the add is not correct. Title Thirteen, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, Part 1. Crimes, Chapter 8. Humane and Proper Treatment Of Animals Subchapter 1. Cruelty To Animals lays out the definitions and what is covered under the animal cruelty laws in Vermont. What...

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Don’t Our Animals Deserve Better?

Dear Editor of the World I was moved to tears when I picked up the latest issue of The World dated Oct 18, 2017. Depicted on the cover was a fox with the caption “Animal Cruelty Is Legal in Vermont.” So grateful that this is brought to the attention of the public at large for everyone to see. While visiting Protect Our Wildlife’s website, I learned...

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Thank You!

Dear Editor, We live in Roxbury and just want to say thank you for running the wildlife spot from Protect Our Wildlife. Being in the country, we see our share of unethical and horrible things happening to wildlife. We’ve even seen a bloody foot while walking our dogs. Vermont is such a wonderful state except for this cruelty. More people need to wa...

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Clearing the Air of Second Hand Smoke

Dear Editor: Our society is so fortunate to have science and experience to help us pave the way for the future. Over the years we have learned more about public health risks and as a result policy has changed to make this a healthier and safer world for children, adults, the elderly, pets, and the environment. We now have seat belts, bike and ski h...

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Is Universal Primary Care an Option?

To the Editor: In a recent AARP-VT phone conversation with Governor Phil Scott, I learned that the Governor is not aware of one of the most important ideas for both health care and tax reform that is being discussed all around the state of Vermont. The idea is called Universal Primary Care and bills have been introduced in both the Vermont House, H...

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Congratulations!

Gary, Congratulations on being selected as a Joint Service Club recipient. It is a well deserved recognition to you and Deb. Your services with the WORLD and to the area communities is outstanding and needs to he honored. Again. Congratulations to you both. George & Linda...

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