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Sympathy for animals over children [Letter]

Your editorial ("Man's best friend," Oct. 13) hit the mark regarding our frequent concern over the mistreatment of animals compared the treatment of children. While animals deserve to be treated well and cared for, the response to events of mistreatment is often far better than the response to children being mistreated in our community. Many are desensitized to news of children being seriously injured by adults even though such trauma can impact their lives over many years. Maybe it is because we can see images of the animals and their injuries while we protect the confidentiality of children.

Study after study shows that abused children frequently end up with mental illnesses and are at high risk for delinquent and educational problems and often carry their scars into adulthood. While many children are resilient with proper care, many are not.

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Hearing about abuse doesn't result in change. Apparently it takes a video, where you can see events unfold, to get a response.

Stanley Weinstein

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