Regarding the Dec. 1 front-page article “As deer encroach on suburbs, views on kills shift”:

The lengths to which humans go to deal with “alien beings” is quite comical and puts us, in my mind, at the bottom of the chain, not the top. The deer — peaceful, gentle creatures, whose skill at outdoor survival far exceeds ours — are considered nuisances by homeowners and targets by those with guns and bows. All they want to do is eat and live their lives. Basic, huh?

I am ashamed to belong to the killing race: the human race.

Helen Smith, Baltimore