Animals suffer


Technologically, we continue to advance at warp speed, and even the most dedicated techie finds it a challenge to keep up with the latest thing. But more impressive would be if we advanced in simpler, more human areas such as animal welfare.

While we text, post on Facebook and connect to the furthest recesses of our planet, thousands of animals suffer quietly, sometimes literally in our own back yards. Many roam the streets hungry, just looking for a morsel to eat. The ones in our only county shelter live in cages, merely surviving. If not adopted, they are put to sleep.

Plans like the Pets Trust that offer a glimpse of hope are quickly curtailed. Seems it’s not profitable to help the quality of their lives. I guess we would need Gandhi himself to be able to tweet just to remind us that “the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals.”

Idi Vargas, Miami

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