Com­mon­sense needed on an­i­mals

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - NEWS OPINION -

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

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