Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

Tag: animal cruelty

July
4th

FOURTH: Fireworks = animal cruelty

Fireworks is animal cruelty and abusive.

I just made everyone mad, didn’t I? Stop and think about it for moment please. Outside animals (both wild and free) have nowhere to run and hide when the whole world around them is exploding with extremely loud explosions and popping lights. All of a sudden they are in the middle of a war zone, and they don’t understand why or when it will end.

Even inside animals are affected because they can feel and see what is going on around them, especially with dangerous idiots who blow up the illegal and loudest works

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Aug.
8th

DOGS: Street fairs are hard on pooches

Last weekend, I attended street fairs in Sumner and Tacoma’s Proctor District.

For people to bring dogs to these events in hot weather should be considered animal cruelty. The pavement is hot enough to fry an egg, while these poor animals are forced to walk around with their tongues dragging on the ground. Also, people are tripping on the leashes.

I think it would be a great idea if everyone who brought a dog to the events were required to walk around bare-footed. Then they would know how the dog feels.

July
18th

HENS: Agreement on cages is good news

Re: “Wise move avoids an initiative coming home to roost” (editorial, 7-17).

I was thrilled to read that the Humane Society of the U.S. and the United Egg Producers came to a compromise to work together on federal legislation to improve the lives of the 280 million hens used annually in U.S. egg production

I feel certain that kind-hearted Washingtonians would have banned the cruel confinement of hens in cages so small they can’t spread their wings. At the same time, this landmark agreement means hens across the country will at least be able to engage in natural behaviors like

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