19 April 2006

From the Mailbag

Dear Professor Burgess-Jackson:

I see that you are promoting a fundraising event for the Tails Humane Society. Maybe you can clear up something for me, because I've never really understood the point of animal shelters. Seems to me that humane societies help one set of animals at the expense of another set of animals. With very few exceptions, the dogs and cats that are adopted from animal shelters will live out their lives eating cows, pigs, chickens, fish, and god-knows-what-other-critters are found in commercial pet food. So what have we really gained? At best, we're killing Peter to save Paul.

Sincerely yours,
Edgar Marsalla

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