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Letter: Animals have feelings and should not be ignored

I wish there were serious punishments for anyone who is cruel to our animals.

God gave us these creatures to bring joy into our lives. In the Garden of Eden, all the creatures came to Adam and he gave each one a name.

Now God loves every living thing and we will be held accountable to Him for being cruel and heartless to the animals.

Anyone who says dogs and cats are not smart and don’t have feelings like we do is lying and very stupid. A woman, especially, should have a sensitive and loving heart, since she is the one who nurtures her children and is supposed to have a loving, caring nature. We should love and have respect for every living thing.

I hope the law severely punishes Barbara Hart, who is charged with being cruel to her animals, even starving them to death. I wish there was a law to fit the crime. These little animals could not beg for mercy or for food.

— Pat Ray

Salisbury

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