(CNBNEWS.NET)- You’ve seen it happen—a dog owner walks his dog past you and gives a sharp tug on the leash, causing the collar to choke the dog. Or perhaps, he smacks the dog on the nose, trying to ‘correct’ the dog’s behavior. Do you avert your eyes indifferently or do you intervene on the dog’s behalf?
Some scientists agree that dogs are descended from wolves. Based on that assumption, it is clear that these once-majestic creatures have been changed throughout time until they can no longer care for themselves. They have become domesticated to the point where some breeds cannot even forage for food or survive the elements without human intervention.
We did this to them. Thus, we are responsible for their survival and that includes speaking out when they are being abused.
If you see a dog (or any animal) being treated cruelly or appears to be neglected, contact your local animal control officer. If you don’t have that information, call the police. If you do not wish to speak up or get involved, call me, Dawn Watson, at 856.981.8957. I am not afraid to stand up for the brother of the wolf.
As always Cleary’s notebook encourages dialogue so your comments are welcome!
Wado, udohiyu, (thank you very much, in the Cherokee language)
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