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A matter of conscience

Dear Editor:I was somewhat intrigued to read about the tragedy of the 11-year-old boy killed by the black bear on Father’s Day, in American Fork, Utah (“Bear kills boy, drags him from tent,” June 19).Was that the destiny for that boy? To be taken in his sleep, from his tent in the wilderness, and be killed by a wild animal, to be returned to the food chain? Or was nature just squaring up the ledger? Some distant Utah relative of the poor 45 pound yearling black bear executed at Lazy Glen last month, by some blood-thirsty, gun-toting member of our species? On your conscience be it you murderer, wherever you are.Also noted the cottonwoods on East Hopkins, which were decapitated last year in front of No. 936, have been replaced, assumedly paid for by us, the taxpayers, as nobody was ever formally charged with their murder. Incidentally, I pass No. 936 several times a week, and not once have I seen any sign of any occupancy in No. 936, not once in a year. On your conscience be it you murderers.Woke this morning to the news that 81 people were killed in Iraq today. On whose conscience should that belong?Martin T. SuthrenAspen and Todos Santos, Baja Calif.

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