Dog Laws and Tethering.
|This is an example of a dog being tethered outside permanently. The collar/chain, embedded itself into|
the skin of the animal.
To my knowledge, Liberty's laws include only the need for a four-sided shelter.
In addition, because so many citizens are guilty of violating sound ordinances with their pets, most of us choose not to report others to the police. In my case, I wish not to cause a row (an argument). However, it's a huge problem. The fecal matter alone from these pets, that they wallow in causes diseases in humans and pets. If the purpose of a government (e.g. the mayor, and counsel) is to protect, and serve its citizens, then on this matter they have failed (or simply chosen to ignore) to engage in protecting civil health.
The question is what will Liberty do about it?
What they should do is pass an anti-tethering law immediately. Many states and cities have done so:
This would solve many problems immediately. Further more, greater enforcement of sound ordinances in the evening hours would benefit many, including my own ability to sleep. Leash law enforcement is absolutely necessary.
I would encourage laws aimed at cheap licenses, enforcing chipping (data embedded into animal) and other pro-active actions to encourage proper pet care and ownership.
Owning a pet is not a right, it's a privileged and should be treated as one. Ownership should be afforded and earned, and the privilege should be withdrawn by local authorities if owners are incapable of their responsibilities.
In addition we should encourage local restaurants to have outside seating, and encourage citizens to take dogs for walks to dinner and/or lunch. Add dog-parks to the local parks and expand the animal culture from the negative to the positive.
Pets are great, love them, cherish them, and they will give you everything back you give.