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Cruelty to animals

When people buy pets, do they ever think about what the animals feel? No, they don’t! Just because the poor animals can’t talk, they are expected to have no feelings either. They are ruled over by people. Is this fair?

When a puppy dog writhes from its leash to get away and join the other dogs when taken for a walk, is it not just sheer cruelty and a chauvinistic nature that stops its master from letting it free? It couldn’t be love, for if a person really loves someone, he would want him to be happy, not sad and pain-stricken.

Do you think the whipped animals at the circus like performing before a sneering and jeering crowd? Do you think they love their masters who whip them?

No, but they still have to bear the pain, all because they cannot talk and express their feelings. Is it fair to snatch a little innocent animal from its mother’s shadow just because we want to enjoy it? What if some day you are taken into a crowd of strangers who give you food and pretend they love you? Would you ever be able to really love them?

No, you wouldn’t, because this is nature’s law. So, here we arrive at a conclusion that we should all let an animal that is born free, live free and die free too.

Bonobithi Biswas, Mumbai

Luck or talent

This is with reference to the article Luck or talent by Marvi Niaz Abbasi (YW, December 15, 2012). I agree with the writer that a person requires hard work, natural talent and luck to become successful.

No doubt, talent plays a vital role in making us successful but only when we recognise our natural ability and utilise it with hard work. Luck is also important to gain success in our endeavours. But ‘luck’ is not the only factor for bringing success to any individual — hard work is equally and in fact more important.

Most of the times, bad luck can be turned into good luck by strong determination and hard work.

Nazia Akhtar, Via email

Troubled times

This is a feedback for the story Troubled times by Sara Pirzada (YW, December, 1 2012). The story delivered an important message that we should never go anywhere without our parents’ permission and also avoid staying outside till late in the night.

Our parents love us and care for our wellbeing, so it’s our duty to obey the rules they have set for us.

Durjan Habib, Via email

Suggestion

I have a suggestion for the Young World to include a health column in which tips about nutritious diet are given. I am sure kids will benefit from this column.

By giving advice to include seasonal fruits and vegetables in diet, you can show kids the right path towards good health as these days most youngsters take their health for granted; they rely on junk food and stay away from healthy and nutritious ones.

Sidra Noor, Karachi

My glasses, my eyes

This is a feedback related to the cover story My glasses, my eyes by Benazir Raz (December 15, 2012). I have observed many kids — including my close friends and cousins — who need to wear specs but they avoid wearing it because they feel ‘embarrassed’ doing so!

This article is an inspiration to all such self-conscious kids. Instead of feeling awkward about wearing spectacles, one should focus on his/her health and wellbeing, which is above everything — including image and looks.

All those who need to wear glasses should accept this reality bravely and instead of thinking it as a burden, should focus on the long-term advantages of wearing spectacles.

Anam Rasool, Karachi


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