I regret that I once again have to protest The Times' policy of encouraging cruelty to animals and failing to report the animal rights side of articles. For example: On May 11, The Times ran an article ("Hunting Instructor Stresses Respect for 'What Nature Has Put' in the Woods") that glorified Department of Fish and Game employee John Eimers, who teaches people to hunt wildlife for fun. The article never mentioned that up to one-half of all animals shot by hunters escape wounded only to die slow and painful deaths. Nor did the article mention that the killing of a female animal condemns to a death by starvation all of the female's offspring who are too young to care for themselves.
On June 6, 1988, The Times ran an article entitled "Cool Cats: It's Time of Year for Affluent to Shed Their Prized Furs for Safety of Cold Storage." The article discussed the advantages of fur storage in hot weather and glorified the wearing of fur coats. However, the article never informed your readers that most fur coats are still made with furs taken from animals caught in steel-jaw leg-hold traps, which cause a horrific death by either loss of blood or starvation. Nor did your article quote a single animal rights advocate who might have given your readers an alternative point of view.