|Barked: Sun May 12, '13 11:37pm PST |
|yeah no kidding. Being a guardian of something means that someone else owns the dog. . .who or what then, owns the dog? The state? The breeder? the shelter?
The easiest solution is the best solution. Dogs must be property. They are forced by their function in society as companion animals to interact within human society even though they are not designed to comprehend all of the nuances of it. A dog's human companion is an advocate, advisor and protector of their dog. That's what an owner does. In other words, the person that spends all their time at minimal cost compared to what it would take for an organization to do it, with the dog knows it best, trains it, and protects it from harm and from it harming others within reason. You couldn't ask any bureaucratic entity to be able to deal with the amount of dogs there are on that very intimate level. It's stupid and it's nonsense, and it doesn't help the probably 80% of people that are doing right by their dogs and adequately fulfilling their physical and psychological needs.
As for the whatever percentage of owners out there that are hoarders, mill breeders, fighters, or neglectful and abusive, the laws do need to move more quickly to protect the well being of living creatures.
naming people as guardians rather than owners hurts the vast majority of very good owners, and doesn't change anything about the horribleness that is still going on.
Edited by author Sun May 12, '13 11:38pm PST
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