Letter: Why can’t babies be protected?

I just read the article about the poisoning death of two bald eagles.

There is a $3,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible. The crime carries penalties of up to $100,000, and/or one year in prison.

I’m an animal lover and all for protecting them, but how sad is it that we live in a world where it is a crime to kill animals and legal to kill babies? Too bad the babies can’t have at least the same protection as animals.

Juanita Jacob

retired teacher

Baton Rouge