Saturday, January 22, 2011
Persecution of dogs rescuers, lovers and fosterers
We have been informed that a few local councils - due to bad advise - will be going around inspecting homes to see if the dogs have been licensed. They owners will be issued licenses on the spot and then given a stipulated time to get the dog vaccinated etc. This is ridiculous as the purpose of a license is not to control numbers but to indicate that the dog has been vaccinated. According to these clueless people, this is THE WAY to curb strays!!!! We are shocked with the level of ignorance shown here. The ONLY way to manage the stray problem is to implement TNRM on the streets and not by persecuting people who own dogs. Let's say these bunch of clueless people go to a fosterer's home and she has six dogs whilst the by-laws state that she can only keep one - what will happen to the other five? Let's also say that someone has four dogs she or he is only allowed two - however, the dogs do not pose a problem to anyone as they live indoors with the owners. What happens to the other two dogs? Will she or he have to 'get rid' of them? The local council should refrain itself from implementing no-brainer plans such as these and should concentrate on busting illegal breeders and refrain from abundantly giving out permits for pet shops to sell animals. The councils should also seriously look at TNRM which is working well in neighbouring countries. Why can't we successfully implement TNRM like our neighbours? Are they soooo bodoh that they can actually think that persecuting dog owners, lovers and fosterers is the solution? We have also been told that a particular exco member will be going on the rounds. We have only this to say to him - you embark on this no-brainer persecution of dog owners, lovers and fosterers - you be prepared for a demonstration against you at the State Secretariat building! Think again before you knock on doors.