December 14, 2011

It was enlightening to learn that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management does not consider whipping an animal in the face, kicking it in the head, dragging it by a rope around its neck and repeatedly shocking it with electrical prods to be inhumane treatment [“Agency: Treatment of horses not inhumane,” News Digest, Dec. 10].

I’ll remember this the next time a neighbor’s dog squats on my lawn. Accordingly, I have placed an electric prod on my gift wish list.

Howard Walderman, Columbia