Well, I can't totally agree with everything on there. There is a huge pet overpopulation crisis and it's just not practical to stop euthanizing pets. It's the most humane option. It's better than them being overcrowded and living in cages their entire lives with very little human contact. What I would like to see stopped is pound seizures. Euthanasia can only be eliminated once people start to wise up and spay/neuter. Until then we can't be overrun with millions of animals. It's unsanitary, unhealthy, and unfair.
I think its a good idea but im not sure it will work. I mean it will stop alot of mills and BYB, but at the same time I dont see how they are going to know exactly who has a dog in the city. If they can work out everything i think it would be a great idea. I dont think its punishing anyone $150 a year is not that much. And the fee for each litter is not that much eather.
if i lived there and just based on what i read I think I would vote yes.
Emily-See thats what they are trying to do. He is not stoping it all at once he is trying to get his city to the point were it is not needed
***Edited By: monkeyeatbutt on 1/3/2007 2:34:57 PM*** Reason: add
I dont' see the $150 per year and $150 per litter stopping many intentional breedings. Honestly the cost will just be passed on to puppy buyers.
I don't think it is any ones business about the poop in the yard as long as it isn't a health risk. During the past few years it seems like personal freedoms are being slowly whacked away-- nobody cares until it effects them.
It sounds like these measures might be part of why the city's euthanasia rate has been cut in half since they were implemented. Everyone here advocates spaying and neutering, but nobody seems to feel comfortable with having incentives to spay and neuter being built into public policy, like with higher license fees on unaltered dogs and litters. Any ideas about what might work better?
Oh, and I'd be totally busted if they ever inspected my back yard, and that's with just the one dog. Not that she's out there much, except to leave more piles.
I dont know what would work better. I mean people have been trying to get everyone to fix there pets for a long time and there are still tons of unwanted litters all over the country.
No matter what they try people are going to get mad. They could make it were every mutt was fixed, and AKC along with the other good clubs had to personaly check out the dogs and living conditions and ok each and every breeding. But that probly wouldnt work.
They could pass a law saying pet pups had to be fixed befor going to new homes. but i dont think that would work eather.
There are tons of things they could do but I dont see any of them working like planned and I think no matter what people are going to get upset.