- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)36
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Young motorists kill wild animals
To the editor:
With all the news about animals, I thought I should address another growing problem. There seems to be a rash of kids who think it is some kind of sport to maliciously run over animals. The kids will swerve to intentionally hit rabbits, squirrels, turtles, cats and anything else they think they can hit.
It is just plain cruel and mean to hit these animals. I am sure there are laws of some sort that address this problem. If nothing else, motorists break the speed limit and are careless and imprudent.
I and many other people feed a lot of the wild animals that are maliciously killed in town by individuals who think it is funny. I recently had an almost full-grown squirrel that would eat out of my hand and knew what cars were. Unfortunately he did not know that some people will go out of their way to kill animals. He and several baby squirrels were all killed in a short time in the same area. The speed limit is 30 mph, and it is right after a curve near a narrow bridge. There is no reason to ever hit a squirrel or any other animal at this location without doing so intentionally.
There are also children that play in this area. Let's stop this senseless killing, speeding and careless behavior before it is more than an animal.
CAROL POOLE, Jackson