Thursday, November 24, 2005

Long Beach Legalizes Dog Breeding... Do We Really Want Laws Micromanaging Dog Ownership?

Here’s how wacky the Far Left is when it comes to pets.

The city of Long Beach, CA has now decided to make dog breeding LEGAL in the city.

Legal.

You need a law to make breeding a dog legal?

How overregulated do we want our society?

Here’s the story…

LONG BEACH -- Dog breeding will soon be legal in the city, although an ordinance that the City Council adopted on a first reading Tuesday will put restrictions on the practice.

Here are the objections from some kind of local animal organization which opposed making breeding legal:

a.) “dog breeding could increase the chances that impounded dogs will be euthanized”

b.) “increasing the dog population through breeding will add to the number of unwanted pets picked up by the Long Beach Animal Control Bureau. Too many unwanted pets, the group argued, could lead to more euthanasia”

The assumption here is if this regulation legalizes breeding in Long Beach (and you are only allowed to breed one litter per year), there is going to be such a huge explosion of new dogs that the shelters will have to put down tons of otherwise healthy, but unwanted dogs. Isn’t that insane?

Aren’t these the lamest excuses you’ve ever heard?

No wonder the City Council rejected these claims. They just weren’t credible.

This is what the wacko animal rights movement has done to our right to reasonably own a dog. As I’ve said before, the agenda of animal rights wackos is the extinction of the domestic dog. Make no mistake about that. They will say anything, do anything, to stop you from owning a dog. If they can ban breeding, then they can eliminate dogs and dog ownership. Are you not willing to stand up and fight back?

1 comment:

Steve said...

In the case of Long Beach, yes they do need a law to make dog breeding legal. That's because there is an existing code that makes it illegal, of any kind, whether for commercial purposes or private.

What this new law does restores a freedom that was once lost, but retains some restrictions.