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1/8/2013 9:59:00 AM
Letter to the Editor: How do you stop the killers around us?

Yesterday morning, I found our new beautiful baby llama dead in the barn, killed by a wild animal. A senseless killing. The area is fenced in to keep cougars, coyotes and wolves out and the llamas safely within. Yet the killer still came in and killed.

I felt like a police officer arriving too late to stop the act, and asked myself what else I could have done. If I had just been there, I could have stopped it. But I wasn't there, just as no policeman was present at the Newtown school. I'm angry, but helpless to change what happened.

Just like at Newtown, the fact that the barn was a restricted area had no impact on the killer. No signs or laws would have deferred him. Only the presence of a superior force would have kept him away or stopped him.

I can't go around shooting all the potential killers--they're here and always will be with us. So too with our society. All I can do is equip and prepare myself, to help and protect llamas, the sheep and the children from the wolves, madmen and evil that exist in our world. This why I am armed and stay proficient.

Jim Thomas
Lake Chelan Llamas





Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Article comment by: Tim Lamb

Mr. Thomas, sounds to me like Mr. Peck is advocating for 24hr. armed patrols for your Llams and our schools. Nothing else could have saved your Llama.

Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Article comment by: ray peck

Hate to say it, Mr. Thomas, but you are not taking responsibility for what happened to your llama. If you had, that llama would be with us today.



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