No job is worth a greyhound's life
Published 01/04/2010 | 05:00
I would like to respond to Karl Gostl and Matthew Byrne (Letters, March 30 and 31); the former who argues that greyhound lives are worth less than human jobs, the latter that killing greyhounds because they lose their speediness is equal to pigs and chickens being killed for food.
First of all, how can tens of thousands of jobs be considered more important that tens of thousands of greyhound lives?
There are plenty of ways to make a living in this world, but once a greyhound loses its life, it doesn't get another. I find it outrageously heartless to consider a pay packet worth more than an animal's life.