My letter to Lynn City:
Dear Lynn City Councilors,
Your treatment of Lynn resident Claire Butcher is deeply disturbing. At a time when care and compassion like hers is fast-dying, your Council seems determined to ensure that these rare qualities are now punishable by an increasingly unjust justice system. Need I remind you that at times of crises, it is the care and compassion like that of Ms Butcher that we as a society depend on to get by? You may hold positions of power but please be humbled by acts of kindness when you witness them. You may not have it in your own personalities to exercise such kindness to non-human life but please do not interfere with others whose only crime is to have a deep respect for all life - it only makes your Council appear arrogant and intolerant.
Your discriminatory views of these birds are not shared by everyone. In fact, the tolerant among us are capable of seeing that all life has equal rights to the planet, whether or not these rights are written into our feeble laws. Ms Butcher is doing a truly wonderful thing by helping to address the fact that we have taken away many of the natural habitats from these and other species.
As news of your bullying tactics makes its way around the world, I want you to know this- The world now knows that the City of Lynn is being run by authoritarian dictators who clearly do not have enough real problems to attend to. I am pleased to read that Ms Butcher finds your efforts deeply pathetic and mildly amusing and I hope that many others will now defy your draconian laws that prevent them from helping other forms of sentient life in the City of Lynn.