Electric Fences Are Harmless

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Editor:

Electric fences do not harm animals or people.

In spite of the entertaining stories from the mayor about fried piglets and concerns from a reader, electric fences do no harm.

If one were to touch a properly installed electric fence and ground, they would get a shock similar to an electrostatic shock they would get by shuffling across a carpet in dry weather and touching something that is grounded. A fence connected to 110 volts is of course a different story.

Bob Hartley

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