Dogs Are Not Human Beings
In reference to Noelle Lenser’s letter “Unchaining Our Dogs” (Feb. 8), indeed a dog should be declared man’s best friend. Their loyalty to mankind is incomparable.
As much as some would like to think, they are not in any way human. I do not say that to belittle the service they give in so many ways, but they are the private property of their owners.
As any of God’s creation, given charge to us over them, it is a responsibility to care for them. I have raised and cared for hounds for more than four decades.
So who is the expert in animal care, the ones who organize and say we know better than owners?
Even so, there are some who should not have a pet. I think a pet owner proves in time his or her responsibility as one, as do the majority of pet owners in this county.
No matter if properly kept on a chain or penned, if loved and provided shelter, food, and clean water, they are well-provided for, better than some humans in our society.
Where is the scientific proof to say what is better in how they are kept, as long as an animal is confined, right? I thank you for your opinion, but that is all it is, just as mine is.
Sometimes one definition of right does not make it so. I think that it has more to do with control over someone’s life and liberty than anything else.
I do not question your love and concern over them, nor should you mine. I surely would not want to give foothold to any radical we know better than you “groups” in this county.
We do just fine, and so do our animals. God bless them and their owners, and you for your concerns.
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