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Dangerous Dog!

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by SteveO, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. wobbly bob

    wobbly bob Engaging Member

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    Why is it that on this forum anyone who holds a different view is a sh*te or a troll. or something?

    PeTA has indeed published one of the few correct ethical responses to keeping animals as pets, but has then fallen short of its own high ideals by accepting the status quo. High ethical principles always seem to succumb to market forces do they not? Other animal charities that deal with the fall out of irresponsible pet ownership agree in principle, but are similarly reluctant to offend a major part of their revenue stream.

    I don’t intend to do your leg work, but If you look at responses to the white paper consultation preceding the Animal Welfare Act 2006, you might see a different side from those same organisations. Pet ownership is a leading source of animal cruelty, and the major casualty is the dog, unfortunately, and they know it.

    Many of those organisations did indeed object to the weak and washy provisions of the Act, but even in its emasculated form it is still difficult to see how pet ownership, in many circumstances, for many different species, could ever be consistent with sections of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
     
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    Sorry, but its a bit of a shame this thread went the way it did...
     
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    It's not so much pet ownership in general that's the problem, more that the wrong sort of people are allowed to own animals.

    It's not that animal protection legislation doesn't make provision for suitable penalties, but rather that sentencing is consistently feeble. It can't be for the usual reason - votes - as hammering people convicted of cruelty to animals would actually be popular with the public.

    When a politician doesn't do something that will make them popular, there's a reason, but in this case I'm not sure what it is.
     
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  4. Farty

    Farty Totty GURU

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    Labradors are unpredictable, nicely in after a walk with my wife and we were walking well behind a dog walker,
    he had a chocolate lab and every other dog it walked by it went for the other dog, three in total and nearly got one...

    NEVER FULLY TRUST A DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Rudolph Hucker

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    Spot on :thumb:

    I do think a lot of these problems occur when people start treating them like kids or one of the family :rolleyes:

    We have 2 chihuahuas - they're funny little b*****s and, a joy to have around but, they're dogs and given boundaries accordingly.
     
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    I think that makes the dog predictable rather than unpredictable and hardly representative of labradors. But I do agree never fully trust any dog. Rather than pick a breed it’s probably best to say dogs can be unpredictable.
     
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    I quite agree. But the sort of people who want to own animals as pets are all too often the wrong sort of people to own animals.
     

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