Ok playing devils advocate for a minute.... I like the part that pll should at least learn about dogs before they own one, but all the taxes..... Not cool! I hope the US doesn't get wind of this, I don't need Uncle Sam taking MORE of my money thanks.
Yeah....then there's the "slippery slope" argument...next is having to pass a test before having kids.I don't know how many times I have heard "I wish people would have to pass a test before they could get a dog"......so maybe it's finally happening.
Totally agree. You need a license to catch a damn fish. But any [censored for VERY ugly word] can be a parent? My father was a monster. Wish they'd made him take a test haha.Can't say I disagree with that either. Lol.
It's amazing the people who would most likely fail if they had to take a test before owning an animal or having children.
Yeahhh, I think if rules would actually be enforced more often -everywhere, on every subject- it could possibly be a nice deterrent to the fruits and just downright cruel people but I guess it's not only cheaper, but if you put a tax on it, you're making money.As for having a test to own a dog... Wish they'd just enforce all the laws we already have that would stop ninety percent of tragedies. But it's cheaper to placate the public with new laws, much cheaper. (Talking about Aus)
Well no system is perfect but if owners were given more than a slap on the wrist for their roaming dog, or their roaming dog attacking someone/pets that in itself would e a huge deterrent. Councils could do a PROPER check to see if dogs are regoed etc.Yeahhh, I think if rules would actually be enforced more often -everywhere, on every subject- it could possibly be a nice deterrent to the fruits and just downright cruel people but I guess it's not only cheaper, but if you put a tax on it, you're making money.
Then again, that would really be a deterrent. Like someone else said though, I don't know how they plan on keeping up with everyone who owns a dog.
You know Europe is not one country right? This is not a dig at you, just that people talk of Europe as if it were an homogeneous thing, when there are countless countries, each with its own policies, etc. I've lived in two very different european countries and really... they aren't even comparable. If anything, I'd say this may be a reason you could never live in GERMANY, not necessary Europe.
:doh: At least once a day an American says something that makes me embarrassed to be American. It happened earlier than normal today.
There's no snake ban in the U.S. Maybe a few individual cities have certain restrictions (I think Detroit bans all reptiles, which is more than a little weird), but definitely not at a federal level or a state level.Damnath said:(same as me disagreeing with the snake ban in the US, which one of the reasons I could never live over. Leave my Burmese Pythons alone!)
http://pet-snakes.com/serpentes-non-gratae-4-species-snakes-banned-united-statesThere's no snake ban in the U.S. Maybe a few individual cities have certain restrictions (I think Detroit bans all reptiles, which is more than a little weird), but definitely not at a federal level or a state level.
Australia is very repressive with dogs, but France certainly isn't.I'm very well aware that Europe isn't one country, thank you. However some of the MOST restrictives laws are passed by European countries, country-wide BSL, banns on certain medical procedures being done to dogs and using certain training tools abound. I like the freedom to choose what I wish to do with my dog as well as what breed I wish to own (in most of the US, a few cities are the exception and those are places I'll never live). We have enough laws to ensure that cruelty gets punished while preserving the rights of ownership.
I agree with you. I like the fact you can admit their are faults in your country, just like I can in mine.Yeah, there are parts of the US, but certainly not all (or even the majority) of the country. I don't know much about Australia's dog laws other than many are fighting BSL right now. I DO know AUS, and many European countries also have VERY restrictive guns laws (I highly value my right to Keep and bear arms) and that would be another reason I'd not want to live outside the US.