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Not Even a Dog Deserves This

Posted on 03 September 2015 by Howard Copelan

Howard Copelan, Publisher

Howard Copelan, Publisher

We aren’t dog people.

We are barely pet people.

But there is something seriously wrong with how guardian dogs are being treated.

Yes we know ranching is back breaking work and often times you end up losing money but still not even a dog deserves to die of slow starvation in the Nevada outback.

It is just wrong.

And one day it will also prove to be dangerous.

Maybe not to the sheep herder but to another human being who has the misfortune of looking tasty to a 150 lbs canine who hasn’t eaten in a couple of weeks.

The fact that it hasn’t happened yet is more of a matter of luck than anything else.

There are ways to fix this problem before it becomes a problem.

Hold the flock owners accountable.

It has never been easier to keep track of dogs. A computer chip can tell everything. It would be easy to make them mandatory on every dog guarding sheep.

If after the season is over and the sheep herders have no use for the animal who saved their bacon for five months, then fine. Put them down humanely. Its not the nicest thing to do but it is certainly less cruel than sending them out to the wilderness.

Besides one day one of these dogs will return and it won’t be pretty.

1 Comments For This Post

  1. John Elder Says:

    This is sad. Allot can be said about our Society by the way we treat our animals. In the State Of Nevada it is a felony offense to do this. The laws are in place, perhaps it’s time to prosecute. A felony conviction is a serious wake up call.

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