Friday, April 2, 2010
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I am responding to the letter from Todd Evans in Dacula regarding the Daily Post putting too much focus on canines and the "blurring of the line" between animal life and human life.
He mentions dedicating ink and space to human residents instead of dogs and indicates that dogs are less than humans. Perhaps he does not realize that those people who harm helpless animals are more likely to display violent behavior toward humans.
Perhaps he has no idea of the deplorable conditions that some dogs are forced to endure. It is a very sad commentary on our society when the stewardship of animals in our care has deteriorated to such an extent that it is newsworthy. However, sticking your head in the sand and ignoring or not reporting the facts will not solve the problem. It only makes it worse.
If a person cannot display responsible behavior to a dog in their care, then it has to make you wonder if that is why there is such a low opinion of human life in this country.
The fact that more than 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in this country yearly about one every eight seconds is a situation that must be addressed and corrected. Any time an organization prevents the death of one of these animals it is important and should be reported. These organizations should be praised and their actions publicized.
I would like to commend the Gwinnett Daily Post for its focus on canines. You are doing a very admirable job.