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    Filed at 7:02 am under by dcobranchi

    Where even a rant about animal control can veer off into the abortion “problem.”:

    Here again, it seems we punish success and reward failure by taxing those who do the right thing by their pets in order to subsidize those who do not.

    It seems the responsible taxpayer needs more help, so maybe the county should consider expanding the tax to include gerbils, hamsters, rabbits and guppies. I’m especially in favor of the rabbits and guppies — you know how fast those things can reproduce! It would be a financial windfall for the county!

    My last howl is that there is more outrage about the euthanization of animals, sad as this is, than there is over the killing of the 800,000-plus human babies aborted in this country last year.

    I’m not sure how the two issues are related.

    And, BTW, I’m a responsible pet-owner who won’t be neutering our pet. And we’ll pay an extra fee because of it. But why let facts get in the way of a good rant?

    4 Responses to “LIFE IN THE BIBLE BELT”


    Comment by
    Audrey
    March 9th, 2007
    at 1:33 pm

    Just out of curiousity… why do you choose not to neutre your pet (what kind of pet, by the way)? Are you planning to breed him/her?

    Like I said, just curious. We consider ourselves responsible pet owners, but we don’t neutre the male barn cats because they get lazy and don’t do their rodent duties. We do spay “most” of the females because we don’t want a hundred barn cats. We usually leave the two sturdiest females for breeding, but only up to a point.

    For indoor kitties, its snip-snip straight away. And we find that male LGDs are better off neutred. It reduces their wont to stray for females, which in turn reduces the mess and sorrow of the dog meeting up with semis or farm equipment.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    March 9th, 2007
    at 4:08 pm

    Sezor is a show dog (conformation). It’s against the rules to spay/neuter.

    If he’s lucky (and does well in the ring), he might get a girlfriend some day. 🙂


    Comment by
    COD
    March 9th, 2007
    at 4:53 pm

    So, basically he is, or hopes to be, a gigolo 🙂


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    March 9th, 2007
    at 5:10 pm

    Better a bitch than my leg. 🙂