In defense of Mr. Salton

Steve Salton is federally- and state-licensed to exhibit endangered animals and has done so without incident from 2007 until present. People from all over the state have responded positively to Mr. Salton’s dedication to preserve this treasure.

The truth of the matter is that the drive to discredit and remove Mr. Salton’s animals comes from a disgruntled family who made a poor business decision. Did the Russells, who couldn’t sell their home that is in foreclosure, ever consider market value when they decided to build right next to a major highway in an economically distressed county and in a state with some of the highest taxes in the country?

Steve Salton is, and has been, a class act and others ought to take a chapter out of his playbook.

BERTHA C. KENYON

Northville