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LETTERS: Use the correct word

Artist Wyland’s vision 30 years ago is explained near White Rock’s mural. - Tracy Holmes photo
Artist Wyland’s vision 30 years ago is explained near White Rock’s mural.
— image credit: Tracy Holmes photo

Editor:

Re: A sign of passion over Whaling Wall, April 22.

Your description of the Whale Wall as the Whaling Wall offends me deeply.

The wall depicts a pod of whales swimming in the ocean. Whaling is the industry of the hunting and killing of massive numbers of whales.

If you like the word, make it a little more realistic. Paint a boat with a whaler about to launch a harpoon at the largest whale.

Let our whales swim on freely, unmenaced, even by the word whaling.

Calvin J. Whitehead, Surrey

 

 

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