I know y’all are wonderin’ why this is a terrible Tuesday.
I’m sittin’ here ponderin’ about the owners who won’t take responsibility, the owners who put their pets outside and never share the warmth of their homes. I’m also thinkin’ about Monday’s post by Will My Dog Hate Me. That post has really got me down…
We all need to get together and post about these horrible things happening…the next time it could be me or even your pet they declare banned! I don’t want to be yanked from my happy home and put to death! I’ve never done anything but love my family and take care of them. Breed specific legislation effects more than pure bred dogs…it effects any dog that appears to be of that breed, whether or not it actually is. What’s even worse is that people who work for animal control agencies decide if a dog is a specific breed. Someone could decide a brindle Boxer cause the color is right and it has a broad head is a Pit Bull. Any breed that is given a bad name can be put on the banned list.
Trixie, Lily and Sammy-Joe, in response to my rant yesterday said “Instead of banning dogs, they should put a ban on the things they don't want... like, if your dog poops on the ground and you don't pick it up, you are BANNED! Or if your dog bites someone, you are BANNED! Then all the well-behaved doggies and their well-behaved humans can be free to do as they want.”
Great idea, but how would they enforce the ban? At places like public rest stops it would be impossible. It might work in local parks, especially in small towns where everybody knows everybody.
Anybody have any ideas? How do we get out of this vicious cycle?
Please be sure to go read the full post “Let’s call breed bans what they are: Death sentences”