It's a sad time in our society when we give animals the same rights as humans. I love animals and I hate to see then abused but we should never put them on a human level.
That’s great!!!! I’m tired of watching animals getting killed at the shelters everyday, abandoned dogs everywhere!!! It’s about time for these creeps to start acting responsibly.
Who's going to pay for the registry? Who's going to pay for enforcement? What's next, a jaywalking registry? A registry for people who speed? I love animals but when does it end?
This is a very slippery slope. It sounds good and I'm sure folks are well intentioned but that line to be crossed will become very subjective and very gray. We don't have to outlaw everything we don't think is right with the world.
Are you aware of the enormous amount of data that distinctly correlates those who abuse animals, continue on an abusive path and abuse and murder people.
Who will define what abuse is? If I leave my pet unattended for 10 hours a day will I be on this list? If my dog rides in the back of my truck is that abuse? I don't believe it is but there are people out there who do. There are nut cases out there that believe it's abuse to keep an animal as a pet. Are we eventually going to have to follow some wacko laws on this? What about chickens? Some would say KFC tortures and murders hundreds of thousands of chickens every year. When this registration spins totally out of control they will have to kill me because I am not giving up meat.
So other then possible embarrassment what will it accomplish? Will they not be allowed to own a pet? Not live within a certain distance from an animals facility? What?
Absolutely! Let's start with the idiot that was caught on video by his neighbor in Cincinnati yesterday. Caught beating his puppy with a belt. Thank god his neighbor had the heart to tape it and report this looser. He should be put in jail and never aloud to have another animal ever, nor children. This after he is hit all over his body and face with a belt as well. Just like he did the puppy.
Yes. I think so, to a degree. If someone wants a hissing cockroach farm... they can have one.
And there could be changes, limits, exclusions. You kind of have to trust the pet as well.
Long ago we had a friend who stumbled upon this old barn/corral that had a quarterhorse and a really young horse in the corral. There was an old run down house next to the barn and it had a pile of corn in it and the door was not shut all the way. The teen boy who owned the horses and was responsible for their care came into possession of another horse he liked better so he fed that horse but not the others. Horse feed and vet bills were expensive. The little horse was small enough and smart enough to get out of the corral and into that corn pile so it was a little better off. This friend worked for a vet and asked him to go take a look at the horses. Malnutrition was the only thing wrong. Starvation. My friend approached the kid, told him outright that he was going to sell her the quarterhorse for $50 or she was going to contact the SPCA. She got the horse. I don't remember what she did about the little one. I just remember being dumbfounded that the quarterhorse had papers showing its registery and Man-Of-War was in his ancestry. That kid should never have been able to have horses again. Like my friend said, what will happen when he gets tired of the new horse and wants to move on? We have seen all of these animal hoarders that have their 50-60 cats and dogs removed-- emaciated and full of fleas, ticks and worms. They should never have animals again, but some of you pointed out the problem. Who's going to check up on them? Cops are overworked and Lord knows social workers can't keep up with the *people* they need to keep watch over. Another bureaucracy to create and pay for? I think we're better off with neighbors alerting the humane society when they see something like that.