Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Why do people purposely hurt or kill animals?

Letter to the Editor:

I have often wondered over the years why people purposely hurt or kill animals. For example, the moron who drove off U.S. 51 onto the shoulder by the Gile Flowage to drive through and kill a family of geese.

Those same two geese have been coming to the location for years. Now they are all dead, but one. Or like the individual who ran over and killed our family cat on Stateline Road in Kimball. Would it have been so difficult to drive up to the house and say, “I’m sorry, I hit your cat?” Or did you hit it on purpose, just for the joy of the kill? We are devastated by the loss of our pet. I hope that if any of your readers ever accidentally kills someone else’s pet, they have the decency to stop and let that poor family know. It’s the least we all can do.

Joe Simonich,