Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Backwater of Brampton strikes again.

The City (choke, cough) of Brampton has seized a senior citizen's dog and condemned it to death. Read the Brampton Guardian article here.

Did the dog do anything wrong? No. The dog is a politically incorrect shape.

I am appalled that any jurisdiction enforces breed-specific legislation. It is unfounded, unjust, inhumane, ineffective and fiscally irresponsible. It is based on political ambition and hyperbole, not fact or science.

Is there a profound oxygen shortage among politicians in this province? Seems so. To quote Pet Connection, "a bucket of stoopid".

The City of Brampton accepted the dog license fees and the owners' breed IDs for the dogs. I wonder whether the owners have a breach of contract suit against the City of Brampton for reversing its acceptance.

Update: Apparently Brampton has delayed the dogs' executions because one owner can afford a lawyer. Hey, Brampton, how about being intelligent and fiscally responsible and not blowing taxpayers' dollars on this stoopidity? Return the dogs to their owners, dogs that have done no wrong other than be a politically incorrect shape (for this decade, anyway) and pursue the real problems in your jurisdiction.

This story has been picked up by KC Dog Blog, which means it's gone worldwide.

Addendum: Lovely new video on YouTube, Remember When. H/T to KC Dog Blog (a spectacularly intelligent and well-written blog) for the link.

Addendum #2 - Great posts on Blue Dog State about the so-called Humane Society of the United States caught in a shitestorm of its own making. Hope a lot of it lands on Wayne Pacelle's expensive suits. As well as the blood of all the dogs that HSUS has killed. Humane, my ass.

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