I read in the Sun-Gazette that a man beat and killed his girlfriend's 11 year old son as a form of discipline. Last week I read that a lady raped a boy she was babysitting in Jersey Shore. On TV, a man was reported to have molested a toddler while on leave from Fort Drum. On the radio, it was reported that a Muncy woman beat her 2 and 3 year old children with a hairbrush to the point that they required hospitalization. Recently two teachers in California were arrested for lewd acts performed in their elementary classrooms.
Regular reports of abuse, molestation, murder and rape of children are disgusting and heart-wrenching. But what is more disturbing is the fact that a dead dog in Antes Fort or neglected horses receive more sympathy from the readers of the Sun-Gazette than the near daily reporting of child abuse. It is also sad to see swifter punishment is given for animal abusers than those who hurt children. Agreed, animal abuse is wrong on all accounts, but when did the welfare of animals outweigh the welfare and future of our society, ie., our children?
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