Letters to the Editor

Say rhino horn penalty not enough

The recent article regarding capturing and sentencing a co-criminal involved in the horrible poaching of endangered rhinos angers me for several different reasons: The inhumane trafficking of rhino horns has led to the wholesale slaughter of these wild and endangered animals. I believe sentencing a participant in this crime for anything less than his life is a miscarriage of justice. The journalistic slap-stick of “goring” the criminal with a stiff sentence is not funny, nor is it professional. The editors/journalists should stick to the facts, and provide more of them like how few rhinos there are, how many are killed every day and how idiotic are their murder. The play on words is totally inappropriate as was the sentencing for this heartless criminal.

Larry McCarter

Bellingham

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