DO pet owners qualify for public assistance? Should the rest of us be forced to fund a lifestyle choice that is often toxic to the interests of others? This raises the blood pressure of most folks thusly:
Some folks brought up the fact that dogs may indeed REDUCE the blood pressure of certain individuals. I will not argue this, as the blood pressure of some people such as Roy McSweeney and Klonda Richey is now ZERO. Look, it can't get any lower than THAT.
I will leave you all with this for now:
One common argument I hear from the owners of biters and yard barkers is this: "Get your GUBBMINT out of my life you DAMN COMMIE! Take your LAWS and SHOVE IT!".
I heard this from the puppy miller across the street. I heard this from toxic hikers in my state trail association. I see it endlessly in blogs, comments, and from many who are asked to control their DOGS.
I don't know about you, but personally I am glad to get government out of their lives. Hell, government forces me to pay their benefits, how about that SAME "gubbmit" FORCE them to control their mutts? I have to control MY behavior (and that includes paying a third of my income in taxes), how about them? No? Well, then let them Eat Cake!
In any case, how bad is it to give them what they want? They don't want to be part of the social contract , they agree to NO limits on their behavior for any reason EVER! They want "gubbmint" completely out of their lives! SO, I say let them just exist in their own little islands of anarchy where there are no police, no courts and NO WELFARE. It will be every dog owning man, woman and child for themselves. They are hard core rugged individualists, they will PROSPER!
Hoist by your own petards, bitcheZ.