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Re the incidences of companion animal cruelty - I am abhorred by the large

number of incidences of it today.   I really wonder if this is an indication of

persons growing up with no idea of the meaning of compassion or if they are

just inherently cruel.   In either case- it seems to me that parents, teachers, and

our churches are not doing nearly enough to teach compassion and loving care

for the animals who share this earth with us and who deserve so much better

from people who are suppose to be God's stewards.   

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Truly, I don't remember so much cruelty to animals happening when I was a child

of the 40's though sadly, I do recall hearing about some people's version of pet

population control.   I believe the most readily use of that was drowning the unfortunate

unwanted progeny instead of trying to find homes for them- though that too would

not have been a remedy as the cycle of reproduction would have continued ad

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infinatum.   What they should have done is try to prevent the mating of these animals

in the first place by noting when the females were in heat and keeping them indoors

and away from the males.

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I have been concerned about animal suffering ever since
I received my first puppy Peaches in 1975. She made me take a good look at the animal kingdom and I was shocked to see how badly we treat so many animals. At 77, I've been a vegan for the (more...)
 

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