Please, don’t abuse gators

Published 4:55 pm Wednesday, July 2, 2014

I found your front page photo regarding “Gigantic Gators” to be not amusing, but a disturbing comment on our society. Hunting is one thing, quite another to capture a creature in its natural habitat and bring it to a public arena, tape its jaws, perhaps tranquilize it a bit, and let it be ridden, taunted, and poked by our “macho” guys.

Allow at least one voice to say that animal abuse is animal abuse!! It doesn’t matter if it’s an ugly, 700-pound creature of the wild, or a cute domesticated 1-pound kitty.

When the Lord in His wisdom gave us dominion over the creatures of the world, I’m quite sure this is not what He intended.

Sincerely, Buck Hester