Letter: Keep opinions off billboards

I would be very grateful if Right to Life, Kelowna, would…find a more respectful and less intrusive way of expressing their views.

To the editor:

I was very disturbed by the latest advertisement by the Right to Life, Kelowna brigade, which is on the highway in West Kelowna.

The ad depicts a beautiful little dog on one side of the billboard and an unborn fetus on the other.  It asks the question why killing an animal is considered cruelty but aborting a fetus is acceptable.

Well, first of all, I don’t believe this type of advertising belongs on the side of a highway or anywhere else for that matter. The whole thing is disturbing.

The dog is alive and well, thank you. The fetus isn’t. It can’t function unaided. It isn’t breathing on its own. It is a fetus.

There [may be] many people who probably feel the way I do about this, but putting your name out there may not be considered “appropriate.”

Well, I am fed up with it. I would be very grateful if Right to Life, Kelowna, would remove this offensive garbage and find a more respectful and less intrusive way of expressing their views.

PS.  Can anyone in the First Nations office take this away and burn it?

Yvonne Callihan, Kelowna