Tuesday, April 6, 2010
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Gwinnett Daily Post
I felt compelled to respond to a recent letter to the editor ("Daily Post putting too much focus on canines," March 31, Page 6A) from an individual who clearly has a "... thing against dogs." Not only does this reader have an extremely skewed sense of your coverage of animal features vs. stories about the "human residents of this ... county," perhaps he also missed the connection in your front page story between the fact that an animal was shot and there was a human at fault.
Or maybe he didn't realize that the feature on Sheriff Butch Conway's animal program was also about rehabilitation of human inmates providing resources, skills, passion and hope for a life beyond incarceration. And maybe he also missed the fact that the Great Pyrenees animal rescue story was also about compassionate humans who bring these wonderful animals into their lives and save them from being needlessly destroyed.
I guess there really is a lot of human coverage in the paper after all.
I am proud to support a paper like Gwinnett Daily Post that offers coverage to all creatures great and small of Gwinnett County, including those so passionately described as "beings less than" human.
And I sure hope your letter writer is right about the trend of the whole country going to the dogs. After all, wasn't it the great prophet of passive resistance himself, Mahatma Gandhi, who once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the ways its animals are treated?"