In response to "The Derkoshes Hope to Spare Others Such Suffering" (June 1) and "Issue One: Suing the Zoo" (June 2), I have a question for the Derkoshes. If their intentions and efforts are to prevent this horrible experience from ever happening again, then why are they not at the Pittsburgh Zoo requesting to assist in organizing a group effort or getting involved by volunteering their time in the daily workings of the zoo to sustain and/or upgrade the safety at the zoo? This would be a positive action on their part, and any new preventive measures implemented would be attributed to their efforts in remembrance of little Maddox.
Presently, their actions have a negative tone. If there is a monetary outcome, it will always be tarnished. All the money in the world will not ever replace this child or remove from her memory what she experienced that day at the zoo.
LINDA M. FOWLER