Letters to the editor (12/05/13)

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NRAO comes through for
Socorro youth
Editor:
On behalf of the Socorro High School Science Olympiad team, I would like to thank Dr. Frail and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory for their generous support of our program. They have assisted to fund our ongoing projects in preparation for our regional and state competitions. The program is devoted to increasing student interest in science, and improving the students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills in preparation for college education. It also provides recognition of outstanding achievement in science by students.
Azza Ezzat, Science Olympiad coach
Socorro High School Science Olympiad team

Feral cat release not humane
to wildlife
Editor:
Concerning feral cats, the Nov. 28 issue announced an upcoming seminar about “catch, sterilize and release” of these animals. That might be considered as a “humane solution” by some, but the release part of the process is something less than that.
It won’t matter whether or not they have been spayed or neutered, upon release they will have to go back to hunting and catching any sort of food that they can catch. That won’t be very humane to the song birds, quail or any other form of life that they need in order to keep from starving to death.
How humane is that?

John A. Barnitz
Magdalena