November 4th, 2008 16:31 EST
A Soup Kitchen For Dogs?
"A soup kitchen exclusively for dogs has opened its doors in Berlin providing pets of the homeless and unemployed with a free meal, the director of the establishment said on Friday.
Despite the looming financial crisis, director Claudia Hollm dismissed criticism that it may be more sensible to collect money for humans than for dogs."
Criticism of a soup kitchen for dogs is unwarranted, it is our duty to care for animals who can`t fend for themselves.
Soup kitchens are patronized by a few hardworking and decent individuals who have run into a patch of bad luck, but most of their clients are drug addicts, alcoholics and other unsavory characters. A soup kitchen for dogs services only good dogs, there is no such thing as a bad dog, only a bad owner.
A free society where citizens are treated with respect, usually also treats animals humanly and with compassion. Dictatorships often also treat animals with contempt, witness most Muslim countries where dogs are considered filthy creatures and are abused and wantonly killed.
A soup kitchen for dogs is a terrific idea, I hope soon they will be a common sight in America.