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August 23rd, 2019

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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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Economic Development in the Local Food Economy

Guest Opinion By: Jake Claro, Farm to Plate Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Vermont food system businesses are building a values-based supply chain to succeed in the local, regional, and national marketplace When you ask people their definition of the Vermont food economy, they’ll often talk about farms, farmers’ markets or CSAs. What’s oft...

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Prepare Now for when the Vermont Yankee Money Faucet is Turned off

To the Editor: It’s good to see that Windham County is still receiving millions of dollars per year in economic development funding from Vermont Yankee (WRC receives second round of renewable energy grant funding, Oct. 3). Since its opening in the early 1970s, Vermont Yankee has provided funding for countless state and local programs. Windham Count...

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“God Provides, but We Decide!”

Dear Editor: Do consumers want REAL, natural milk, cheese, and dairy products? Or do they want industrial, processed, and manufactured so-called “milk,” “cheese,” “yogurt,” and so forth? Cheeses with patents, some even cheese-less “cheeses” and other food products made with milk protein concentrate (MPC), ultrafiltered (UF) milk, and other highly p...

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