Thursday, June 02, 2005

To the dogs.

Media coverage of dogcathers in Keelung has prompted an uproar from animal rights activists. The wire "collars" and the cavalier methods that the catchers use often result in injury or death for the animals. Public pressure and education for county and city employees that deal with animals would be a good way to begin addressing these problems.

Sometimes earnest efforts fail to convey the gravitas intended. In a letter to the Taipei Times, a writer asks the central government to address the problems with national reform. The flourish is at the end of the letter when we find it comes from the "International Alliance for Taiwan Dogs, Sante Fe, New Mexico."

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