They'll Skip the Ride Where Hippos Are Shot

I took my two kids to Disneyland for the first time two years ago, and they loved it. The Jungle Cruise was one of their favorites, and we were looking forward to a return voyage. But now I read that the Jungle Cruise captains are once again pretending to shoot the hippos ("Minor Disneyland Changes Make It More of a Jungle Out There," Oct. 18), and I guess we'll be skipping that ride next time, or perhaps the whole park.

It's important that my kids learn kindness to animals, and even pretending to shoot wildlife makes them cringe, not smile. Wasn't that the lesson from "Bambi"?

Jill Howard Church

Peachtree City, Ga.

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