Letters to the Editor

‘Leash law’ needed

Immediate passage of legislation, federal, state and local, is necessary in reaction to the tragic murder of the gorilla, Harambe. A “leash law” is essential. All children under the age of reason (7 years) must be leashed in public areas to prevent another tragedy.

It has been reported, and we all know that it is true, that children cannot be trusted to behave responsibly. If parents cannot be expected to keep their children under control, the government must give parents the means to gain control. Leashes could be given out, free to those unable to pay, at fire stations, like smoke detectors.

Muzzles and hobbles should also be considered.

David J. Busse, Maryville

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