An­i­mal at­trac­tion

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

THERE has been much talk about hav­ing an­i­mals in the mid­dle of town or residential ar­eas. I live in Nel­son St, which is right in the mid­dle of town, and across the road from my home are three horses, graz­ing and roam­ing free in the pad­dock. At the top end of Nel­son St is a pad­dock that ex­tends down to Thompson Rd and houses at least another two horses. Across from this pad­dock is another pad­dock where cat­tle graze. Among the pos­i­tives of hav­ing the an­i­mals from the high school in the mid­dle of town is the joy that many peo­ple from the sur­round­ing houses get tak­ing their chil­dren and grand­chil­dren up to feed these an­i­mals with, of course, the per­mis­sion of the peo­ple in charge of the an­i­mals. If room can be found within walk­ing dis­tance of the high school to re­house their an­i­mals, surely com­mon sense must dic­tate that the same can be said for the lo­ca­tion of the Men’s Shed. As a for­mer deputy prin­ci­pal of the Isis Dis­trict State High School, I know just how hard we fought to get the agri­cul­tural and an­i­mal hus­bandry pro­gram up and run­ning and main­tain it to the stan­dard it has reached to­day.

BEV REYNOLDS Childers

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