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A note about the Saturday Today cover

The cover of today's features section shows children holding fish they caught.

I'm hoping most of our readers will enjoy the photos. But I know a few will not.

I do not think being uneasy about photographs of dead or dying animals is a joke. I get it.

But fishing remains a popular, thoroughly mainstream activity. I elected not to note the misgivings of some on that page because I felt it would be inappropriate to rain on the kids' parade, as it were.

Still, I know a few readers will look at the Saturday paper and wonder if anyone at the S-R even thought about how presenting those images would strike some people.

The answer is yes.

I believe asking for photos of children with fish they caught was a good idea. I believe the page offers a look at how we live here.

But I respect your right to disagree.

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