July 20, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Lethal injection humane choice

Juan Garza’s remarks about outside special interest groups’ pressure to start “humane” euthanasia at Clovis’ shelter were ludicrous. (“Outside input bothers official,” Tuesday’s CNJ)

It may have been outside groups that started the movement, but Clovis residents that care about treating animals with a little respect and dignity will respond, like myself.

I am a resident and find that our city lives back in the last century when it comes to taking care of stray animals.

I realize some residents are irresponsible when it comes to taking care of pets. Some regard them as “yard ornaments” that get food thrown their way once in awhile, or have no shelter for them, or physically abuse them.

Also many don’t have their pets spayed or neutered.

But a large majority of area residents consider their pets as part of their family. They see to their needs, both physically and mentally.

I’m sure a large majority of people are intelligent enough to realize that lethal injection is more humane than carbon monoxide. Garza and those who think differently may need to get an education or a heart.

Susan Hubby