making bullshit laws.
- Dog breeders have pens or runs
- Hunters that have multiple dogs have pens for dogs. Hunters - btw - also tether dogs in traditional field trials
- Sled dog owners tether their dogs
- Pitbull owners traditionally tether their dogs
- Announce plans for a breed ban
- Anticipate public outcry
- Revise breed ban to breed-specific mandatory spay neuter hoping the public will be so relieved they'll gratefully agree
- Add in anti-tethering to mix OR
- Substitute anti-tethering law to replace breed ban to "protect" the publi from dog bites/attacks
Oh - and be sure to invite Tammy Grimes.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, Just like BSL - Anti-tethering laws serve as a PROXY to deny dog owners due process and allow police the opportunity to conduct racial profil and warrantless search and seizure. AND - or animal activists who feel morally superior to dog owners, breeders or others that don't fit their own world view, anti-tethering laws use cruelty as a convenient cover to blatantly steal dogs.
WHY - Because we ALREADY HAVE cruelty laws - DUH.
To recap - Tammy Grimes did not RESCUE the dog - because if she did, she would have turned the dog over to animal control after she "rescued" the dog - when they requested the dog.
Instead, Tammy Grimes KIDNAPPED the dog.
Tammy Grimes REFUSED to turn over Jake/Doogie, and in doing so - dispensed her own brand of justice.
If there was ANY QUESTION of abuse, Tammy Grimes' actions DESTROYED any evidence of abuse.
Tammy Grimes actions DENIED the former owners of DUE PROCESS.
IFthere was any evidence of abuse - which Tammy Grimes conveniently refused to turn over - THEN that evidence - which in this case was the dog - would have been used to prosecute the alleged abusive owners.
I say ALLEGED because lest you forget, we live in a democracy . Lest you forget - EVERYONE - including animals abusers, child abusers, thieves, murderers, rapists and robbers - are entitled to DUE PROCESS. EVERYONE - no matter what crime they stand accused of - is entitled to trial by a jury of their peers.
But maybe you - and the likes of Tammy Grimes - think we should just dispense with all that constitutional stuff. Maybe you and Tammy think you're above it all.
Maybe you just think that it's OK for someone to come into your yard, and based SOLEY on their opinion, take your PROPERTY, and then be shielded from the law.
Maybe you think it's OK - based on someone's homemade video to be tried and convicted OUTSIDE a court of law.
If so - then by all means, support Tammy Grimes - WHO, btw - refused to appear on a talk show with me.
IF, however , you think that people like Tammy have the right to steal your dog, and let that dog DIE in her custody without having EVER been seen or examined by your vet, the animal control officer, etc, and then walk away scott free, then by all means, support Tammy Grimes.
AND - if you are happy about supporting the back door to breed-specific legislation - and if you think that we should just dispense with civil rights, the rule of law, and allow redlining, racial profiling, warrantless search and seizures, and denial of due process - then by all means, support Tammy Grimes, Best Friends, the ASPCA, and of course, the racist, pitbull-haters at HSUS and PETA.