Stamp out animal cruelty

Published on July 24, 2013

I love animals and after reading today’s Telegram, I had to write to express my disgust on how animals are treated in this province.

First of all, I know exceptional pet owners who love their furry friends like family and make this world a better place for them.

It is those irresponsible and morally bankrupt people who hurt animals that I aim my letter at.

When I read about the four puppies abandoned at a ­ parking lot and the cat who had its eyes shot at with a pellet gun, it broke my heart and those persons responsible for such cruelty are unfit to be called human.

Why have animals and then hurt or abandon them?

If such persons can’t treat animals humanely, God help any human under their care.

It’s time to stamp out animal cruelty with hefty prison terms and lifetime bans on pet ownership. We need to be better than this in N.L. so our furry friends can live with dignity.

Helen Webster

St. John’s