Letters to the Editor

Natural control

February 13, 2008


To the editor:

We would like to thank the Journal-World for printing the article "Endangered ferrets return to Kansas: The rare animals are back after 50-year absence" (Dec. 25). We think the article helped more people realize what was happening in Logan County and a natural way to manage prairie dogs.

By releasing ferrets onto land where prairie dogs live, the natural food chain will control the prairie dog population. This will also keep very toxic poisons from being used on prairie land, which could also affect animals in the prairie dog's food web, like swift foxes, eagles, hawks and burrowing owls. One more important thing, our planet Earth will not be hurt by the poison either. Once again, thank you for printing helpful articles.

Jackson Schilling, Ellis Springe, Leah Gabler, Elyse Boxberger, Jamie Ortiz and Julie White,
fifth-graders at Schwegler School


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