Re: “ ‘It took our breath away’: New footage of orcas stuns researchers” [Nov. 5, A1]:

It was very heartwarming to read about how orcas interact with each other, showing affection.

For once we have good news. But let’s not forget what we put these magnificent creatures through in the ’70s when we ripped the young ones from their mothers, all for greed.

May we forever remember that stain and do everything possible to make up for it, not just for them but for our future generations.

Debbie Darrah, Sammamish