I found that an aspect of great importance of feral cats was not mentioned: their
ability to keep the rodent population under
control. Think of the health problems that
would result if the rodent population were
allowed to run rampant.
YES. Unlike commercial banks, investment
banks should never have [FDIC] taxpayer protection. It is not the taxpayer who should pay
San Diego, California
NO. I don’t see that it would make a difference.
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Boston and Costco strong
Thank you for publishing “A time to
heal” in your October issue. Jeff Bauman rep-
resents all that is right with our country:
courage, perseverance and strength of char-
acter. He sets the standard for how to over-
come adversity. Costco, too, deserves credit
for supporting Jeff as he continues on his
journey to recovery. Thank you for highlight-
ing the support of both your company as well
as the personal involvement of Will Fifield
and Byron Speer.
I am so proud to be a Costco member after
reading Will Fifield’s article “A time to heal.” It
was wonderful to realize Costco is so caring
about its employees and made such a difference in these men’s lives and other families
affected by the Boston bombing.
Rosemary and Ragnar Gustafson
I was so happy to see the article “Don’t fear
the feral” in your October issue. I know firsthand that TNR (trap, neuter, return) absolutely
does work to humanely reduce the number of
ferals. The cats become healthier and also better
neighbors, since neutered males will greatly
reduce spraying and fighting. Since there are no
new kittens being born, females are much
healthier. Killing cats as population control
does not work. TNR is the better way and saves
Feral cats (all cats that are allowed to
roam freely) do an enormous damage to wild
bird populations. The toll to birds is in the
millions, causing irreparable harm to many
ground-nesting species. Releasing cats back
into the environment is shortsighted and callous at the least and any efforts to spare feral
“I don’t know what I’m more amused by—Malcolm Gladwell on the cover of
Costco’s [October] magazine or the fact that #Costco has a magazine. Love both.”
Kristen Kaza @kristenkaza
“Just got my [October] #costcoconnection magazine and loved the piece about
knives! [“Cutting edge(s) technology”] Good to know info for kitchen ninjas.”
Janise Macanas @lawyergirl3
“Great story in @costcoconnection about this org. I donated to Help us Empower
Tom Kazansky @IcemanMB56
“Lovely interview with JJ [Abrams] about #STID.
com/connection/201309#pg43 …. He loves #Benedict nearly as much as I do :-).”
Yanet Neumann @Yanet_d
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