|Barked: Sat Aug 4, '12 3:14am PST |
|I think that it could have disastrous effects. First they say... for example... someone who has had a past of say, drunk driving, is a danger to society, and shouldn't have a pet.
Okay, in theory, anyone who has made bad choices in life could be subject to those "rules", regardless of if they had made changes to their lives.
Then will come the limit of what breeds can be owned, then how many dogs can be owned.
Not all breeds work for everyone. And sometimes there is one dog of a certain breed that wouldn't normally fit with a certain lifestyle... but that one dog DOES... what would happen then? Still denied because they aren't "suited" for that type of dog?
I think education should be be required prior to dog ownership, definitely. I think people should be required to take a class upon reaching adulthood or emancipation before owning their first dog-- even if it's just dog care basics. However, I see that unlikely to happen (since classes cost, and no way to enforce it) so dog lovers of the world should advocate for responsible ownership!
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