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Letters to the Editor: June 18, 2009

Be kind to the seals

With the nation’s (and the world’s) focus turning to conservation and preservation, it is a shock that some would be so selfish as to feel entitled to forcibly shove the seals off the tidelands in La Jolla; regardless of the original intent … when San Diego was still surrounded by so much lush nature.

Do we not have Torrey Pines, La Jolla Shores, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, the Cabrillo tide pools and Ocean Beach for our children to enjoy? What message are we sending to them that they are entitled to push out nature’s creatures and that our own enjoyment is paramount. …

Those who support setting up barking machines and taking the hoses to spray out the seals: Will you take your children, grandchildren, any child to watch this act?

I hope and pray that those who support forcing the seals out listen to that still, small voice within and choose kindness and harmony for the innocent animals and the children.

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Zabrina Boman

Pine Valley