Re “State rep investigated in duck incident at hotel” (Sunday Monitor Local & State page, Dec. 29):
There is a saying that a good indication of a person’s character is how he treats his mother and animals. Well, Rep. David Campbell has failed on one account.
His malicious atrocity of killing and injuring the ducks at the Crowne Plaza Hotel is unconscionable.
And his comment, according to witness James Murphy, that the “ducks should have moved” is a further indication of Campbell’s callous indifference to life.
The ducks that he injured most likely suffered a horribly long and painful death. Evidently, suffering and painful death are of no consequence to Campbell.
He is indifferent.
If Campbell felt so “terrible” about the incident, why did he not stay until the police arrived or try to assist in contacting animal control in an attempt to save and treat the injured ducks?
My hope is that at the very least Campbell will face criminal charges for his malicious and sadistic act and that he is censured by his colleagues. I am going to make it my business that when Campbell is up for re-election to remind voters of his malicious and sadistic act. Do we want this caliber of person representing our interests? I think not.
If it were still legal, I would recommend that Campbell be stripped and flogged.