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TV news item raises chill of horror

To the editor, I wonder how many were watching The National on April 10 and felt a chill of horror at the last item.

On the subject of baldness, it showed a picture of a white mouse with the information that if you pulled out 200 hairs in a certain area, the hair would grow back, but more than 200 in a smaller area wouldn’t grow back!

When the camera moved back to Wendy Mesley, she said flippantly, “Who knew?”

“Unseen they suffer, Unheard they cry,

In agony they linger, Alone they die.”

I know we are hardened by seeing every day on TV incidents of man’s inhumanity to man. But it was said by Gandhi: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

Blanche MacFarlane


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