Your say | July 12, 2017

PROTECTION FROM CATS

IF CATS ate crops, the government wouldn’t hesitate to implement an effective, strict cat management program. 

Our iconic wildlife is precious and must be protected. Cat owners, by keeping your pets contained, you are keeping them and the wildlife they destroy, safe.

The government should show greater incentive by making the desexing of cats cheaper.

Unchecked breeding leads to the cruel dumping of cats with all its horrible consequences.

Elsa de Ruyter, St Helens.

Cabbage all words

PYTHAGORAS’S Theorem contains 24 words, the Lord's Prayer has only 66 words, Archimedes's Principle has just one more word and is 67 words long, the Ten Commandments contain 179 words, the US Declaration of Independence contains only 1300 words yet the EU regulations on the sale of cabbages contains 26,911 words. 

After all, what could be more important than wrongly selling cabbages in Brussels?

Jack Sonnemann, Lucaston.

New resources

IT’S great to see that the Catholic Edmund Rice Education Centre has launched new resources designed to end prejudice against lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender and intersex students in Catholic schools and foster inclusion for these students.

This will give teachers in Catholic schools the skills and confidence they need to deal effectively with the issues facing LGBTI students. It will also reduce the higher-than-average levels of discrimination, bullying, self-harm and suicide experienced by LGBTI students in Catholic schools.

Not least, it sends the message that there is nothing controversial about dealing with LGBTI issues in schools and that the state government is on the right path with its new program aimed tp reduce bullying.

I urge Tasmania's Catholic Education Office to endorse the Edmund Rice resources and ensure they are available in all Tasmanian Catholic schools.

Rodney Croome, Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group.

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