Saturday, 25 April 2009
Welfare of animals
There has been some debate lately about controlling dangerous dogs and of course there have been some incidents where aggressive dogs have attacked adults and children. This is not acceptable at all. So whilst I agree that we all need to be protected from aggressive animals I would insist that it is the owners of these animals that should have the responsibility to ensure that their dogs are well looked after and they do not suffer in the hands of irresponsible people. A licence system should be introduced with checks and animal welfare charities should be given more powers to take dogs away from those who consider animals to be objects to play with. Animals can't talk and they are very much a part of our families they must be protected! They are inhabitants of this planet and they should not be abused. We should also boycott any supermarket that continuous to allow the sale of animals that come from intensive farming. If I have to eat a chicken (not often but it has been known) I want to know that she had a good short life and wasn't treated like a machine! If we all go for free range the price will eventually come down. We have a responsibility to protect those who can't defend themselves.