Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Animal Abuse Registry

The NY Times reports:
California may soon place animal abusers on the same level as sex offenders by listing them in an online registry, complete with their home addresses and places of employment.

The proposal, made in a bill introduced Friday by the State Senate’s majority leader, Dean Florez, would be the first of its kind in the country and is just the latest law geared toward animal rights in a state that has recently given new protections to chickens, pigs and cattle.
These lawmakers and animal rights nuts have some really twisted values. I once had a friend tell me that I should not kill the mouse in my house, and I should instead capture it alive and find a good home for it.

At least they are going to pay for it:
Yet there is a "bite" to this bill. The cost for maintaining the Web site would be passed to consumers, specifically to dog and cat owners.

Every sack of dog chow and every morsel of cat food would be slapped with a tax, as much as 3 cents per pound.
From the same paper:
It is the latest weapon in Australia's seemingly endless battle against the cane toad, which was introduced from Hawaii in 1935 in an unsuccessful attempt to control beetles on sugarcane plantations. ...

Early cane toad killing methods included whacking the creatures with golf clubs or cricket bats. ...

Cane toads emit a poison that attacks the heart of would-be predators. ...

Australia's Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said encouraging ants to attack cane toads is inhumane.
Inhumane? These animal rights folks are just too crazy. The study is actually quite careful about the environmental consequences.

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