PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 16 December, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 16 December, 1998, 12:00am

The writer of 'A dog's life' said people who spend money on their pets should also help those who are faced with poverty. I totally disagree with his viewpoint. People have made the effort to earn the money they spend on their pets.

I don't mean we should neglect the needy.

The writer raised the case of a beggar wearing dirty and ragged clothes. However, did the writer ever think about why he lives like that? Everyone can earn their living if they are willing to make the effort.

We can't just offer help to those lazy people. They will stay lazy if we keep helping.

NG CHEUK-KIN Po Leung Kuk 1984 College