Sunday, July 13, 2008

In the news this week...

Good weekly roundup on KC Dog Blog. As Brent points out, there were 16 "breeds" represented in the media this, where are the hysterical cries to ban those dogs? Where's a mob with torches when there are 16 Frankensteins to choose from?

Caveat mentions the study showing that daschunds are the most aggressive dogs. Yes, any animal that goes into a hole with only one exit, after a badger or other animal fighting for its survival, is going to be tough, tenacious and pretty hard-core on the biting end. There are some holes in the study....small sample size, anecdotal....but the headline makes me laugh.

The new OSPCA Act being pushed by the flailing Ontario Liberals is a piece of shite. People should be very afraid of the McGuinty government for its constant legislated reduction of Charter rights and this proposal to grant police powers to an unmonitored, unsupervised and unaccountable group of people. Caveat has the goods. Write on paper (not e-mails, too easily filtered and dumped) to your MPP protesting this expansion of OSPCA powers without accountability, and the poor wording and vagueness of the proposed legislation.

This really smells like the AR freaks, who want to end pet ownership. What better way than to have a crappy, vague piece of legislation that allows pet seizure? The McGuinty crowd banned "pit bulls", a favourite target of the AR every animal owner is in their sights.

Speaking of AR loopies, I see on the news that Alec Baldwin, one of those American actors, wants New York carriage horses banned. Alec, what do you plan to do with those horses once they're no longer working? Hand them to your kill-happy buddies at PETA?

I bet'cha dollars to doughnuts that Alec isn't going to put a cent into a retirement farm for them ...which is what the horses deserve, but PETA and HSUS sure as shootin' won't put a cent of their millions into one. IMHO Baldwin is a media-hungry celebrity (like Pam "Chemical Woman" Anderson), who has given absolutely no thought to the animals' welfare if their current situation is changed.

I despise self-obsessed morons.

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