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Shame in animal cruelty

The horror story that has come to light regarding the abuse of milk cows on Canada’s largest dairy farm is appalling.

Not only that, but reliable sources claim this is commonplace across Canada.

Cruelty seems to be a part of the life of the animals that help feed us. I suspect it is because they are deemed not to have feelings and emotions.

This is a false concept.

Scientists are proving that although we humans consider ourselves as the elite beings on the planet, other life forms feel the same pain, fear, sorrow and loss as we do.

I read that the laws in most European countries are far more stringent in regards to the treatment of animals and that North America trails far behind.

We should damn well be ashamed of ourselves.

 

Mike Harvey

Langley

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