From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ The Bluefin Slaughter ” (editorial, Nov. Goldsmith Wailuku, Hawaii, Nov. 17): As a young man I was privileged to work for and to know Capt. Charles A. Mayo II of Provincetown, Mass. He was the legendary sport fishing captain of the Chantey I, II and III, the inventor of skip baits and a lover of the oceans.

On Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

Animal Person

Corwin tells the story of the Maasai of Kenya, whose culture involved disdain for and slaughter of lions. When I was asked if I wanted to read Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS (Rodale 2009) I was ambivalent.