The Buck Stopped There

I was disappointed to see the picture of a graduate toting what looked like a once-vibrant buck’s head and forelegs [Eliot Circular, September 2011]. Reedies make a study of being inclusive where human beings are concerned, but nonhuman individuals remain conspicuously absent from the moral charts of most Reedies. In this photo the buck is mocked even in death, revealing ignorance and indifference concerning other living beings. In some ways Reed is shamefully mainstream.

Lisa Kemmerer ’88

Billings, Montana