Don’t get me wrong. I love all animals, particularly dogs. In fact, the main reason why I don’t have a pooch right now is because I would not be able to do right by the dog in my small apartment.
Still, I can’t help but agree, here.
Such public anguish and mass mobilization over animals has social advocates wondering why the streets often fall silent when such unfortunate fates befall fellow humans. One academic plans to launch a study of the phenomenon. “I look forward to the day when 200 people are speaking out about sexual abuse of children,” said sex abuse survivor John Swales, a Windsor-based victim’s advocate and support services advisor. “There’s no public display; it’s just business as usual…. It is a dismal reflection of society when an animal receives more concern than a child.”
We apparently don’t feel compelled to protest when it’s human beings who are abused. (Buy a t-shirt.)by