Friday, March 16, 2012
San Diego Editorial on Chula Vista - "Four-legged rules do not come easily"
"Four-legged rules do not come easily"
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 16, 2012
ZERO adoptable animals are killed in Chula Vista's shelter, and "backyard breeding" has little influence on your shelter population. The majority of intakes are feral cats and unweaned kittens, yet the city refuses to implement a trap-neuter-release program. Less than 5% of owned pets enter the animal shelter yearly. The US Border Patrol estimates 10,000 dogs per year are smuggled into San Diego County from Mexico. "Rescue" groups including Helen Woodward import dogs from southern states and even from as far away as Romania to meet the demand. Current leash and confinement laws should be enforced, instead of suggesting punitive measures that will cause higher shelter intakes, as has happened in all other localities where such methods have been tried.
"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." Plato
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