OpenLine: Wrong person was fired
April 18, 2012 8:42PM
Updated: May 20, 2012 8:28AM
About this animal control officer who lost his job: I think that Sarah Gimbel should lose her job. I went to a lot of different vets, and they all have different personalities. I think they should get rid of the veterinarian. I give Bryan Jones a lot of credit to take care of that dog.
Don’t tolerate animal abuse
I’m commenting on Joliet Township Animal Control Officer Bryan Jones. I feel he is totally right. And if he’s working there, and he sees any bad going on, I’m sure he wouldn’t be lying about that. I’m getting tired of hearing about things that are happening to animals that are bad. People need to keep their eyes and ears open to the bad things that are happening and listen to this man. There is no reason he shouldn’t be able to keep that dog.
Focus on true priorities
I am appalled at the publicity Bryan Jones is getting from the Joliet Township Animal Control. He’s being a very kind and compassionate person to try to save an animal that there probably isn’t anything wrong with. It would save some money by not putting this poor dog to sleep. I think there are things that Joliet needs to worry about other than dogs that don’t need to be put to sleep.
Treat everyone respectfully
I was recently chosen for jury duty at the Will County Courthouse, and I witnessed some sheriff deputies treating some non-English speaking people who were going into court very rudely. All I could think is that they are paid by our tax dollars, and I was very upset to see that. This man was representing the taxpayers of Will County and was treating these people so badly.
Cull animal control managers
Is Joliet Township Animal Control taking lessons from the Will County Forest Preserve? (“Animal control officer loses job,” March 16). The best way to treat animals is to kill them? Does the animal control center have a quota for animals to be euthanized? Shouldn’t their first concern be to try and save an animal by placing it in a loving home? To fire an employee because he wanted to save a dog from death is outrageous. We should be commending him, not firing him. Looks like it’s time to fire management at that facility. Every pet owner in the area should be protesting this firing.
Rick Santorum has brought forward another morality issue. He says the Obama administration isn’t enforcing the laws on pornography. The Supreme Court has said community standards are the deciding factor. In the good-old low-tech days, the local police could get tapes or magazines for trying in a local court from the retailer. This complied with local and even federal laws at the time. Today’s high-tech world means local community standards are now the home. Porn can be bought through cable TV or over the Internet. Each individual, regardless of age, can watch porn. Since people have determined censoring or regulating the Internet is contrary to the Constitution, Santorum is tilting at windmills again. Republicans should value self-regulation.