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Know the West

Friends of the dogs

  Dear HCN,

Woody Beardsley's review of "Varmints," shown in Boulder, Colo. (HCN, 1/18/99), depicts Rocky Mountain Animal Defense (RMAD) as antagonistic to the filmmakers in particular and prairie dog conservationists in general. This could not be further from the truth. This misrepresentation is not Beardsley's fault; RMAD's views were simply poorly represented at the film showing.

As RMAD's wildlife coordinator, I would like to set the record straight: We are the organization that has pushed for prairie dog protection and habitat preservation most vocally and most forcefully on the state and local level in Colorado since 1994.

Nicole Rosmarino

Boulder, Colorado