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Letters to the editor: Friday August 19, 2011

I am a veterinarian doctor from Colombia. I was shocked by this news andnot being able to figure out why a situation like this is happening in acountry like Canada.

RE: No wildlife vet to aid dying deer, published August 16, 2011

I am a veterinarian doctor from Colombia. I was shocked by this news and not being able to figure out why a situation like this is happening in a country like Canada.

In my 30 years of experience as a wild animals doctor and co-founder of the Foundation Against Animal Cruelty in Bogota, Colombia, I had never heard a case where the authorities make irrational decisions that attempt against animal rights.

I am pretty sure in Toronto there are hundreds of qualified immigrant doctors looking for a volunteer position available to take care of wild animals in Canada. Unfortunately, none of these institutions realize that there are overqualified people willing to contribute with our knowledge and experience so that a situation like this never happens in Canada. Finally, I would like you to think about Mahatma Gandhi’s idea that “the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

Arturo Herrera, Toronto

 
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