Don't Give Details on the Toad Craze

I am writing to you regarding the April 19 article "A New Craze Hops Into Drug Culture" (toad smoking).

I find it incredibly irresponsible of you to publish this article purporting to illustrate, on the one hand, the dangers and cruelty of this "bizarre phenomenon," yet on the other hand, supplying each and every reader with an exacting description of which species to look for, where to look, how to excrete the substance from toads' glands, how to smoke it and the fair market street value for the illegal entrepreneur.

JULIA M. THOMPSON

Los Angeles

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