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I SUGGEST YOU REREAD the article “Iggy Popsicles” (The District Line, 10/15). To my mind, the reporter, and even more the student who owns the escapediguanas, have terribly failed the test of compassion for life championed by Francis of Assissi, Schweitzer, Einstein, and a host of others.

I don’t think one can simply abandon “pets” that have become a problem. If the iguanas injure a child or household pet, this point may be made clearer to the owner of the iguanas.

John Rochford, Friendship Heights