Letters: Taking issue with editorial

Serval cat commentary raising the hackles of many

I have read the news regarding the servals as pet and I would like to let know everyone some little things. There is completely two different worlds who breed serval or just have servals as pets.

The serval is domesticated 10,000 years ago and all serval pets are from those lines, they don’t traffic servals directly from Africa and force them to be pets. In all different species and breeds we have good and bad breeders and I know lots of good breeders of Savannahs or servals and they have wonderful pets. I am very sorry for what happened to this serval and I will tell to all servals owners to use pet tracker collars 24/7 and keeping them exercised and socialized well.

As pets servals are declawed and Samson was declawed too, I saw on Ebay someone is selling Samson’s carcass — this is just disgusting, can we know if Samson had really been hit by a car? Why the guy doesn’t want to let the carcass go to the conservation? I don’t want to blame anyone but the article is showing only one side of the story and it is more an opinion not a fact cause there is mistakes and if you want we (as the other side) can possibly give you another article for explaining that some breeders and servals owner are wonderful.

For sure there is many things you have to consider before adopting a kitty strong like a serval, but they are adorable pets and most of owners in Canada are very good and this is an isolated case. We have many videos or pictures proving that as well.

I am French Canadian and I live on the Island in Sooke since six years and English is not my first language I can not do it myself but if you have someone or I can look my self.

Catherine Cloutier

Sooke

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