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Letter: No need for torture

I was very much taken the “mouse in the house” letter (“No need to kill a mouse,” Oct. 21).

I have had mice in my house. I also have cats. Outdoors, the cats have no problem catching mice and other critters, but indoors its like watching a “Tom and Jerry” cartoon – cats running head first into the icebox or stove. It’s kind of amusing to watch them try, but the mice are very clever.

I work at the YMCA in Concord. We get mice inside, and I am forced to use snap-traps. Several years ago I was given glue-traps to use, and I refused. I saw no need to torture even a mouse. At least the snap-traps are a quick kill. I will ask for have-a-heart traps in the future.

PAUL S. LEIGHTON

Hillsboro

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