There have been some horrible incidents recently in this province that involve animals. Some disgusting reports have come to light and it make one wonder how much of this inhumane treatment takes place that never becomes known to anyone but the suffering animal and the perpetrator or perpetrators.
People in this province are used to harvesting animals for food and commerce, but in this modern society we should have progressed beyond the point where we put unwanted kittens in a bag and “throw them over the wharf.”
That kind of treatment was commonplace at one time in our existence, but today we should know better. It’s not only illegal, it’s immoral.
There are other avenues open to anyone who has a pet and doesn’t want to care for it or doesn’t have the financial capacity to do so.
In this area alone there are hundreds of people who freely and gladly give up their time and energy to make sure animals get the treatment they deserve.
Just look around at the number of organizations in this region alone who see a need and rush to help animals in need.
People who mistreat them are another matter. What drives them to do what they do is mind-boggling.
Where there always seems to be a lack of space at animal care centres these caring people always seem to find a way to make room for another pet in need.
It may take a little work to transport an unwanted pet to deliver an unwanted pet to somewhere or someone who cares ... but it’s a far better option than abusing an animal. It has to stop.