Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

Af­ter the An­zac day ser­vices, marches and TV cov­er­age of what these horses and sol­diers en­dured, not one ounce of com­mon sense has pre­vailed, for as we all know the hor­rors of war are with us still.

So much for the so-called su­pe­rior species (hu­mans).

The brave men and their brave horses were so let down and de­ceived by those who sent them to war in the first place.

It is way over­due to show in prac­ti­cal terms the re­spect and enor­mous grat­i­tude to these he­roes by pro­vid­ing them with all and ev­ery­thing they need in life.

Lay­ing of wreaths once a year does not do it. It is past time that the politi­cians of all per­sua­sions stopped pay­ing lip-ser­vice to all these men, women and not least of all the an­i­mals who ac­tu­ally sac­ri­ficed ev­ery­thing for their beloved coun­try.

Politi­cians can start by in­stead of tak­ing a pay rise as they do with such reg­u­lar­ity with­out even hav­ing to ask for it, giv­ing it to those who truly de­serve it and have def­i­nitely earned it.

SU­SAN CON­WAY, Bassendean

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