Comment of the Day

Reader: It's Ludicrous to Care More About a Cold Dog Than Freezing Homeless People

Our post about a Twitter campaign launched on behalf of a husky left outside in freezing weather has received a slew of widely varied comments. Some readers salute those who acted on behalf of the dog, while others argue that the husky was never in danger because the breed loves and can tolerate the cold -- and this one suggests the response indicates some misplaced priorities.

See also: Photos: Twitter Nation Works to Prevent Dog From Freezing to Death

Heath Peables writes:

I think it's ludicrous that people will jump to the aid of a dog that clearly doesn't need it, instead of thinking about people around them that are freezing. The thoughts are what I have a problem with. We could care less about an ugly homeless person, but wrap that in four legs and fur, then everybody bleeds for it. No more justifying my stance, your question has been noted.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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