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Distressed by attitude toward dogs | Letters

Whidbey News-Times recently published an article concerning two abandoned dogs running loose at Fort Ebey State Park who bit a gentlemen. While in itself, this is a very unfortunate situation.

Not only was a person injured, but two dogs have been abandoned, who are obviously distressed.

Note, they were happily allowing the female to follow them.

However, even more distressing were the comments encouraging the “filling of the dogs with lead.” I’m paraphrasing of course, but more than one comment was encouraging the shooting of the dogs and not with a tone of remorse that I could discern. Have we become so hardened and insensitive that we don’t even reflect, and even almost relish taking these dogs lives?

I would hope we’d look in the mirror and see what our own species has done, leaving these two animals to their fate, instead of the attitude of, “oh well, they’re just vicious dog that deserve no better than to be pumped full of bullets.”

Vickie Hiday


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