Letter to the Editor

Animal abuse not entertaining

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

To the Editor:

I am grateful to the woman who protested hog wrestling at this year's Putnam County Fair.

I would not have known otherwise and I am disappointed more did not speak out as well.

I have not attended the fair in many years. Ever since I was a child I have felt the fair to be unfair to the very creatures we bring there. I could never understand how my 4-H friends could bond with an animal only to sell him for his flesh at the end of the summer.

I spend my fair week praying for the animals who are willing to sacrifice their lives, and their dignity for our entertainment?

I hope the rest of the community will join me in sending a strong message to the Fair Board and those responsible for scheduling this event. Animal abuse is not entertaining.

Marian Patience Harvey