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Letter: Dead alligator photo inappropriate

In this Aug 16, 2014 photo, a monster

In this Aug 16, 2014 photo, a monster alligator weighing 1011.5 pounds measuring 15-feet long is pictured in Thomaston, Ala. Credit: AP /, Sharon Steinmann

Showing a family proudly displaying the record-sized alligator it brutalized for five hours is nothing to celebrate or applaud ["Monster catch," News, Aug. 19]. Rather, this hubris and arrogance toward other living creatures should cause us to reflect on our treatment of and compassion for others that share this planet.

Michael S. Lesman, Merrick