In Defense of Our Four-Legged Companions

It’s time to stop discriminating against dogs — and their owners

By Fransi Weinstein

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Bob Dylan sang, “The times they are a-changin’.” An understatement compared to the revolution Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are promising. While I’m not suggesting anything nearly as dramatic, I do think pooches, and their human pals, are treated unfairly.

There’s no small number of them, by the way. The latest survey conducted by Colin Siren of Ipsos Reid revealed there are approximately 5.9 million dogs (about 35% of households) in Canada1. If you think that’s something, there’s about 78.2 million in the U.S.2 More than double Canada’s human population.

More than a quorum to be sure. So I think a peaceful protest is in order.

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