Pandemic Alert: California’s Craziness is Spreading

A friend tipped me off about pending legislation in Arizona to mandate the sterilization of dogs and cats.

I’m sorry, I just don’t see why they are doing this. I mean, I do, I just don’t see the need to. Because some people are irresponsible, ALL pet owners now can’t be allowed to make decisions for their own pets? Will children be next? I mean really, this is getting ridiculous!

Do these elected officials, paid for by the taxpayers, really have nothing better to concern themselves with?

Hell, if that’s the way it is, can we pass a law then that states all dogs who are kept outdoors have to have their vocal chords cut? Personally I’m sick and tired of listening to dogs barking, day and night, sometimes non-stop for hours at a time. I’d love some peace and quiet. Right? Don’t you agree?

Yeah, pretty pathetic isn’t it? Well that’s how I view this mandatory pet sterilization nonsense.

Here’s a few snippets from the pending bill:

11-1022. Sterilization of dogs and cats; permits;
administration; civil penalty; adoption procedures;definition

A. A PERSON SHALL NOT OWN OR KEEP A DOG OR CAT THAT IS MORE THAN SIXMONTHS OLD IF THE ANIMAL HAS NOT BEEN SPAYED OR NEUTERED UNLESS THE PERSON HAS AN INTACT PERMIT. THE FEE FOR AN INTACT PERMIT SHALL BE SET BY THE COUNTY ENFORCEMENT AGENT FOR THE COUNTY OR BY THE LOCAL JURISDICTION AND SHALL BE NO MORE THAN IS REASONABLY NECESSARY TO FUND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE INTACT PERMIT PROGRAM FOR THE JURISDICTION. INTACT PERMIT FEES SHALL BE DEPOSITED IN THE RABIES AND ANIMAL CONTROL FUND ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 11-1011.

B. A COUNTY ENFORCEMENT AGENT SHALL ISSUE AN INTACT PERMIT IF THE OWNER OF THE DOG OR CAT PROVIDES ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

1. A COPY OF THE OWNER’S BUSINESS LICENSE AND FEDERAL TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER AS A DOG OR CAT BREEDER.
2. PROOF THAT THE DOG OR CAT BELONGS TO A RECOGNIZED REGISTRY OR ASSOCIATION AND AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING APPLIES:

(a) THE DOG OR CAT IS USED TO SHOW OR COMPETE AND HAS COMPETED IN ATLEAST ONE SHOW OR COMPETITION BY, OR UNDER THE APPROVAL OF, A RECOGNIZED REGISTRY OR ASSOCIATION WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS, OR BY WHATEVER PROOF IS REQUIRED BY THE COUNTY ENFORCEMENT AGENT DEMONSTRATING THAT THE DOG OR CAT IS BEING TRAINED TO SHOW OR COMPETE AND IS TOO YOUNG TO HAVE COMPETED.
(b) THE DOG OR CAT HAS EARNED, OR IF LESS THAN THREE YEARS OLD, IS IN
THE PROCESS OF EARNING, A CONFORMATION, OBEDIENCE, AGILITY, CARTING, HERDING, PROTECTION, RALLY, SPORTING, WORKING OR OTHER TITLE FROM A RECOGNIZED REGISTRY OR ASSOCIATION.

3. PROOF THAT THE OWNER IS A BREEDER OF MIXED BREED OR PUREBREDWORKING DOGS OR IS SUPPLYING MIXED BREED OR PUREBRED DOGS FOR TRAINING AS WORKING DOGS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIRE AGENCIES OR PROFESSIONAL OR VOLUNTEER PRIVATE SECTOR WORKING DOG ORGANIZATIONS.

4. PROOF THAT THE DOG IS BEING ACTIVELY USED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREAGENCIES OR PROFESSIONAL OR VOLUNTEER PRIVATE SECTOR WORKING DOG
ORGANIZATIONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIRE SERVICE, SEARCH AND RESCUE OR MEDICAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES, OR IS BEING RAISED, GROOMED, SOCIALIZED OR OTHERWISE PREPARED FOR DUTIES FOR ANY OF THESE PURPOSES.

5. A LETTER FROM A LICENSED VETERINARIAN STATING THAT DUE TO AGE, POOR HEALTH OR ILLNESS IT IS UNSAFE TO SPAY OR NEUTER THE ANIMAL. THE LETTER SHALL INCLUDE THE VETERINARIAN’S LICENSE NUMBER, THE NAME OF THE OWNER, A DESCRIPTION OF THE DOG OR CAT AND, IF THE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE, THE CONDITION OF THE DOG OR CAT AND THE DATE BY WHICH THE DOG OR CAT MAY BE SAFELY SPAYED OR NEUTERED.

6. PROOF THAT THE DOG IS USED FOR HERDING OR GUARDING LIVESTOCK ON PROPERTY DESIGNATED FOR RANCHING.

7. PROOF THAT THE DOG OR CAT IS TEMPORARILY IN THIS STATE FOR TRAINING, SHOWING, COMPETITION OR OTHER LAWFUL REASON.

10. A WRITTEN AGREEMENT TO ALLOW ONE MALE DOG AND ONE FEMALE DOG PER

Click the link above for the full text of the bill.

How many more freedoms do you need to lose before you wake up and realize we are no longer living in the Land of the Free?

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~ by swfreedomlover on March 5, 2008.

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