Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Opinion

January 26, 2014

In Your View

(Continued)

ASHLAND — Cruel owners let their pets freeze

I am very concerned about the area’s heartless and cruel pet owners.

I have seen so many in the last week with frozen water bowls and a few dogs were frozen to the ground.

If they don't want to care for their pets, let someone who will. I am so saddened by a dead dog found frozen to the ground near my home.

People, please take your dogs to a warm location until the weather breaks. How many of you would like to sleep on the icy cold ground in sub zero temps with no water, food or shelter ?

  Peggy Ball,  Ashland



Give honor to first American

We have days set aside each ar to honor or bring attention to almost everything you can think of.

The Indians were here many hundred of years before 1492. They would have had to come from the area of where the Garden of Eden existed, through what is now Russia and into what is now Alaska and then through our country and on down into South America.

They taught the settlers many things about hunting, fishing and how to survive in a strange land.

A lot of our Western movies of the past have tried to portray them as savages. Remember their land was being taken over by outsiders.

One of our great blots on our history is the Trail of Tears carried out by our federal government where thousands died on the way to the Oklahoma territory.

In the 1950s, I traveled through some of the Indian reservations and saw their living conditions.

There were great protectors of land. When the settlers came they found some of the largest trees in the world, millions of animals, including deer, turkeys, squirrels, buffalos, rabbits and many other kinds of animals. They found streams of pure water, pure air and a clean environment with no forest fires scattered everywhere.

We know they would have suffered many hardships of sickness, cold, without modern transportation and many other things we enjoy today.

Can’t we find a place in the calendar for them? They were like a very conservative parent in giving us or letting us take a country which was like a gold mine.

Lloyd Dean, Morehead

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