Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I sincerely think the world has lost it.

APB. Nova Scotia is sneaking through legislation that allows breed-specific legislation, buried in an omnibus bill, despite a ruling in their own provincial court about constitutionality and impossibility of enforcement. Caveat has the goods.


I'm starting to think that despite our technological advances, or perhaps because of them, humans are getting dumber and dumber.

Jailing animals (read about it here) and condemning animals on the basis of their shape carries the same taint of stupidity and anthropomorphic thinking as the people who hold trials and execute animals for "crimes". The stupidity isn't confined to the Middle Ages, there was a trial in Kentucky in 1926 and a German Shepherd executed in the electric chair.

Don't believe me about animal trials? Read about them here....here...here...Google it yourself if you want more.

There is the question of whether trying animals for crimes is merely a power play, an attempt to convince the great unwashed masses that the leaders of the time are in control. It also brings up the spectre of "not my fault", the standard human refusal to accept responsibility.

Which, of course, leads to asking why there is recurring hysteria about dog breeds, occurring every couple of decades, and the political gamesmanship involved in implementing breed-specific legislation.

Reminds me of the mob with burning torches chasing the monster.

Skeleton of an idea, more later after I get my life under control again.

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