Robert Urbanek wrote:We don’t necessarily need government policy on pets, just education. Knowing about the environmental impact of a pet may prompt a person to forgo acquiring a dog or cat. It’s a situation like the growing movement away from eating meat: it’s education, not policy, that is driving the change in behavior.
Dog ownership also bring harm to the social environment of parks and city sidewalks.
Sure, your cute little police-trained German Shepherds are nice to you (what choice do they have if they want to eat), but the same zombie-stuffed-animal-GMOs can be terrifying to children, loud and obnoxious if they bark constantly (noise pollution) and they also give a Medium-Security feel to public parks. Instead of enjoying nature, you are forced to defend yourself against anti-social humans (dog-owners often hate other humans) and their easily triggered slaves.
My sister was maulled by a dog when she was four, and has never gotten over her fear. I was beside her, and a little older, so while I don't live with the traumau, I saw what it did to her.
Stuffed animals that terrorize other people - the perfect slaves for assholes.
"We've got enough weapons to bomb this virus back to the stone age. But first, we have to suspend civil liberties of every kind." - Neo-liberal medicine men