I canâ€™t believe that the Collegian would have a feature that promotes animal cruelty (The Strip Club, Cat Pranks, March 1st, 2011). Â
What will the Collegianâ€™s next â€œhumorousâ€ suggestions be? Â Snap a baby with a rubber band? Â Kick your little sisterâ€™s dog? Â
Iâ€™m sure the authors will respond to complaints about this article by saying it was only a joke, not to be taken seriously. Â But people are sometimes cruel, in ways illustrated by the column and worse, and it should not be a source of humor. Â
I will be sure to bring this issue to the attention of the Collegianâ€™s advertisers so they can decide if they want to share page space with articles in such poor taste that they make light of cruelty.
Alisa Shaw is a biochemistry and molecular biology research assistant.