Burney Johnson really, really doesn’t like animals. Now he’s gone from frothing hatred of wild mesocarnivores to the more domesticated kind.
In nature, when an animal gets old or sick, a predator animal kills and eats it.
Wait, are you FOR predators and the natural way of things now? Most of your letters are complaints about cougars and bears killing and eating stuff. Make up your mind!
Also, there was a weird paragraph in this bit from the Oregonian (bold mine).
That’s been much of our history in the postwar boom decades. Mounting prosperity, greater longevity, a standard of living unmatched anywhere — all can mask deficiency or weakness. Yes, Vietnam and AIDS and civil rights, and now more wars and terrorism, have challenged and continue to challenge the national psyche.
One of these things is not like the other. Also, our longevity and prosperity is falling pretty steeply now. FYI.