Craig Medred's accurate observation that "tree huggers" and PETA are noticeably absent in the wolf versus family dog debate misses a key point ("No one's howling when wolves eat dogs," Dec. 30). No reasonable person should object to shooting a wolf to protect his pet, himself, another or livestock. But no reasonable person who says "My dog is family" should put the pet in harm's way, either. Several of the slain pets have been tied up outside, unable to attempt even an unlikely escape. Most folks try to keep "family" close and safe, or at least in a secure enclosure.
-- Edwin G. Fleming