Thursday, July 18, 2024
Chris Judd

How kind are you?

Every few days we read in the paper, on social media, hear on the radio, or watch on television another report about pet abuse, animal cruelty, or people or even children not being looked after properly or being mistreated and sometimes killed.
We thank God that someone was watching and demanded that the situation was investigated. If only someone had blown the whistle a little sooner many of these cases would have been discovered quicker and distress, abuse and even death could have been prevented.
Recently a complaint was sent in about animal cruelty in Pontiac County. Inspections and farm visits were immediately carried out and no charges were laid. The inspectors only found well-fed and cared for animals living a lifestyle that was superior to many people. It was discovered later that every farm reported was within eyesight of Highway 148. This complaint was probably lodged by an animal activist and sent in anonymously.
Codes of practice are now carefully written for dairy, beef, hogs and poultry productions and delivered free to our Canadian farmers. These books are a result of proaction taken by the various farm groups.

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