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February 24th, 2005
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From:beoweasel
Date:February 25th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
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What about Chihuahuas? I doubt they're all that dangerous, after all the Aztecs bred them as a food source...

Yeah, Mastiffs can very dangerous, not too long ago a 2 year-old girl had her throat torn out by a mastiff when she wandered into the dog owner's yard. While this was certianly a tradegy, there was no talk of banning the mastiff breed or anything of that nature, instead the city council wanted tough (or tougher) leash laws and penalties on dog owners who break said law (only fines). However this was heavily opposed by many owners who claimed that the animals were their property and no one tell them what to do.

The City Council later tried to instate a special pet tax, where if you owned a dog or cat and didn't have it spade or neutured you would have to pay a 10 dollar tax every year. This too didn't pass because Animal owners felt that because it was their animals, the state shouldn't tell them what to do...never mind the immense population of homeless animals so many in fact, that the animal shelters can't keep up, they want to build more animal shelters, but thanks to huge tax cuts, they have no budget to build anything, and even been forced to lay off many animal control personnel
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From:wlfdog
Date:February 26th, 2005 12:32 am (UTC)
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"However this was heavily opposed by many owners who claimed that the animals were their property and no one tell them what to do."

That's just beyond stupid. O.o If you own any animal, it's your duty to be RESPONSIBLE with caring for that animal, and that means proper leash laws to keep the animal AND other people safe. If people want their dog to be off leash, they should go to a leashless dog park.
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