Commonsense needed on animals
I FIND it incredible the very weekend we heard of demonstrating about the performing animals at the visiting circus, we have at the same time trained performing dogs at the pet expo.
Also in the same newspaper is an article about the problem of cats roaming at night killing our small native birds and animals, recommending that these cats be caged at night or at least kept inside.
One has only to watch a racehorse being whipped and urged to win a race for people’s pleasure or prize.
Even the dairy cows are trained or herded twice every day to come up and provide milk for our coffee.
We use animals in many ways for our entertainment and needs.
We have wild camels, donkeys, pigs, cane toads, dogs, cats, rabbits already in Australia.
Should we release all our pet dogs and cats as well?
Have some commonsense and let us enjoy these well trained and cared for animals.
— Betty Ladner, Coffs Harbour