Editor, The News:
Re: Brad Hayward, the proud father of Trooper (<a href=”http://www.mapleridgenews.com/opinion/letters/166192706.html”>Time to give abusers jail time, The News, Aug. 15</a>)
I wanted to take a moment and show my support to Brad who put such a great message out into our community last Wednesday.
Our government absolutely needs to step up to the plate and implement stronger punishments towards violent acts against innocent animals.
It’s so disheartening to hear these awful stories followed by a sucker punch when the cowardly individuals receive their so-called punishments, which are never even close to being enough.
Powerful things are possible if our government could work with animal welfare groups and give them their full support.
So glad to hear that Trooper finally has the home he deserves.