Vet charges through the roof
I would like to know why does it cost so much to take your pet to the vet, if not as much probably more than if you went to the doctor's yourself.
Most people who have pets love them and look after them but if your have limited income and your pet needs attention at the vet, you usually need to save the money or cut back on essentials just to attend the surgery. If an operation is required money is requested upfront by the surgery so their fees will be paid. If you don't take the pet to the vet you can be charged with neglect and therefore costing more for the privilege of owning a pet not to mention agony or pain to the beloved pet.
Anthony Galvin, Launceston
Shipbuilding industry is essential
We live on an island. It is essential that Australia develops a shipbuilding capability, just in case of isolation such as this.
Tim Hancock, Invermay
In other news:
Aged care industry has failed
Dear Prime Minister the aged care system didn't simply 'fall short' in its response to COVID-19. It failed. Despite the fact that aged care has its own Minister, overseen by the Health Minister.
And despite the efforts of unions and aged care workers to prevent such failure. The consequences for the people affected have been devastating, but the PM's response was an airy semi-apology.
Anna Fitzpatrick, Trevallyn
Euthanasia laws in Tasmania
My dad was 71 when he died just before Christmas 2012.
He had been suffering from advanced prostate cancer, mild dementia, mild Parkinson's disease, and the last year of his life was harrowing for him and his family. He gradually lost weight month by month, he was in so much pain but he tried to be brave, about a month before he died he could not eat or drink because it hurt to do so, he became a barely walking skeletal frame. He told me a week before he died he had had enough and can't take it anymore. He wanted to die, the pain was so hard to handle. He was taken to the repat hospital and passed away within two days. We felt so hopeless and angry.
Deb Green, Bridgewater
Protect or destroy what we have.
I see that our tourism, infrastructure and even justice bodies are ramping up on the promotion of nature as the key selling point for Tasmania (The Examiner, August 13).
What then, are we to make of the sanctimonious dumping of a "green" prison on reserved bushland near Westbury.
In the interest of nurturing the natural spirit, is it the idea that wayward souls would be reinforced there to listen through the night to the wisdom of the owls.
That is unless, after the construction of the prison, that wantonly deconstructs the homeland of birds, there are no owls left to do the job.