Exactly what values was The Forum trying to convey on Wednesday, Nov. 28, with the big spread showing a 12-year-old girl proudly looking over the wildebeest she had just killed with a rifle? To me it is one more sick attempt to glorify man's (or child's) "triumph" over defenseless animals that have caused them no harm.

All my adult life I have been an upland game hunter. For most of that time I was also a pediatrician. That photo of the child-hunter showed a violation of most of my life's values. That some adults think it is admirable to teach children that it is fun and easy to kill living creatures simply for their own bravado is repulsive to me. This was a low point for the Forum.

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