great role model for kids and adults with
autism, using her gifts to better the world.
Spring Valley, California
Debate goes on
In response to the June
Debate, “Are U.S. manufacturing jobs still important to the economy?”
YES. [More U.S. manufacturing] would be a
very good step toward improving the economy and promoting jobs.
Maybe next time Kathy Paesano gets a
dog [“Underwriting Rover,” June 2013], in
addition to pet insurance, she will consider
buying from a reputable breeder. Or, better,
yet, adopt an animal who needs a home.
Pet stores almost always get their puppies
from puppy mills where females are bred over
and over again. They live in deplorable conditions with no thought given to breeding out
defects. As Ms. Paesano discovered, the puppies can come home with serious problems.
NO. If a business can pay workers less in other
parts of the world for the same product, from
an economical point of view it wouldn’t make
sense to pay an American worker.
When we adopted a new puppy several
years ago we considered pet insurance and
compared various policies and prices. We
decided to “self insure” for unanticipated
exceptional costs by creating an automatic
withdrawal from our checking account into a
separate savings account for pet emergency
expenses. So far we have accumulated over a
thousand dollars. The program seems to be
working well for us, and our dog.
Los Angeles, California
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Great article on Temple Grandin [“Seeing
in pictures,” June 2013]. Not only was autism
addressed but also the work of Grandin and
her influence on the humane treatment of
It was gratifying to know that Costco has
consulted her and, in turn, its suppliers, on
improving the methods of handling production of animal products.
M. Suzanne Oliver
Salisbury, North Carolina
Couldn’t help but smile as I read the latest
article by Marc Saltzman [“Gadgets to help
shape a new you,” June 2013]
I have been using Lose It! for a little over
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