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LETTERS: Speaking up for animals

Editor:

Thank you to the many people who have reportedly been calling in to the BCSPCA to report pets left in vehicles during the current hot spell.

All animals, from our household pets to cows and other farm animals, and even the wild ones in nature, need caring humans to represent them. I’m heartened by people who will take the time to be a voice for animals.

You might label me an ‘animal lover’ or an ‘activist,’ but I don’t consider myself separate from any other caring person. I have taken to heart the BCSPCA motto, “Speaking for those who can’t speak for themselves”, and I’ve made a commitment to do what I can in that regard. My impact may not be overwhelming, but when it is joined to a larger community of people who are willing to play a part, I can make a difference.

Humans and animals alike are thinking, feeling beings that I’m sure you agree deserve to be treated with respect. We can all play a part in animal welfare by speaking up in reporting possible abuse, such as with the animals in sweltering vehicles, or by making a donation to an animal welfare organization, or donating our time in the same way, or even by just writing a letter to our local paper to help bring awareness to an animal issue.

Jacqueline Hohmann, Surrey

 

 

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