News of the Disgusting | Letters | Chicago Reader

News & Politics » Letters

News of the Disgusting

by

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

comment

To the editors:

In Section Three of the Reader of Nov. 3, 1989, was a column headed "News of the Weird" by Chuck Shepherd. Mr. Shepherd reported that a school in Odessa, Missouri, dissected kittens, removed their intestines, tied them together & jumped them as if they were jumping rope.

There is nothing funny in this practice. It is appalling that kittens are killed for biology classes, & making fun of their insides is equally insensitive.

I'm very disappointed you chose to print this appalling practice under an article that would invite mockery. Cruelty & bad taste, be it to humans or animals, is never funny.

Rita E. Bell

W. Chase

Support Independent Chicago Journalism: Join the Reader Revolution

We speak Chicago to Chicagoans, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Our reporters scour Chicago in search of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. Stay connected to our city’s pulse by joining the Reader Revolution.

Are you in?

  Give $35/month →  
  Give $10/month →  
  Give  $5/month  → 

Not ready to commit? Send us what you can!

 One-time donation  → 

Add a comment