This is in response to the article written in the July 19 issue about the electric fence. I grew up on a farm in Elma that had cows in an electric fence. My parents explained that if you touched it, it could hurt you and told us to stay away from it. We stayed away.
The fence in question has been there for years and is not on the neighbors’ property, therefore there should be no children touching the fence.
It is time for parents to step up and teach their children right from wrong.
I have noticed neighbors with incomplete fencing, some just stakes, marking their property. If someone were to fall on one they could be hurt, or even worse, impaled.
Animals are in agricultural areas. Isn’t that why we choose to live where we do? People who don’t want animals and wide open spaces should move to the city or suburbs.
When the property went up for sale I was afraid a developer would buy it and I would be looking at a subdivision. I was happy to see the steers instead.