Richard T. Whitmore: Clyde the elk should be allowed to live |

Richard T. Whitmore: Clyde the elk should be allowed to live

To the editor:

In defense of Clyde, the elk.

Fact: A man was found dead in Clyde’s enclosure.

Fact: The man had instruction to not enter the enclosure.

Fact: No one witnessed how the man died.

Fact: Clyde has a gentle nature, and school children fed him “goodies.”

Comments: It will be assumed by the authorities that the man was gored by Clyde. Was Clyde provoked in some manner? Did anyone examine Clyde’s antlers for blood stains (the smoking-gun theory)? In full view of the facts, Clyde should be allowed to live.

Richard T. Whitmore


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