Mindless vandalism

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My wife and I are disgusted by the vandalism of the snowdog near the Customs House in South Shields.

This is mindless vandalism and violence by mindless yobbos. I previously lived and worked in Nairobi, Kenya, which has a reputation for being a very violent and deprived city.

While there, a local charity set up a similar scheme placing model lions throughout the city – rich and poor areas alike including the notorious slums. The lions were to be auctioned-off as is the intention with the snowdogs.

Not one of the lions was touched, damaged or even subjected to graffiti.

Have some of us in the North East stooped so low that we mindlessly vandalise charitable efforts that even the poorest of the poor in third-world countries respect and leave alone?

David and Pauline