Confuzius wrote:dulan drift wrote:Confuzius wrote: Yesterday, my wife saw a guy riding with two children on the scooter...one behind him ASLEEP, the other between his legs, neither were wearing helmets AND he was smoking a cigarette while driving.
That's the kinda guy that locks his dog in a crate in the hot sun with no water all day. Needs to get a serious ass kicking.
And how many kids on the scooter does the guy have who lets his dog pack roam free at night to maraud his neighbours’ stock, dig up their vegetable patches, and rampantly breed to produce pups (half of which will starve to death), while knowing full well that there is good chance his own dogs will get run over by a car (saw that happen twice this weekend), or get trapped or poisoned? What should his ass get, and is he a smoker or a non-smoker?
Probably the same thing you should get, but how am I to know?
Actually, (to be serious, for just a moment), such a person's ass needs to get caught in a steel trap. (the number of children or smoking is irrelevant, which you may or may not have realized, it was used to illustrate a point about people sucking when laws are not enforced).
I am a dog lover, so much so, that I sold my 2010 Mazda (was a gift) to be able to afford bringing my dog out here. Went through HELL to be able to get him here, the whole backstory can be found here: http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=103597
That being said, those who place traps in places where dogs are caught are no more at fault than people who allow their dogs to run free.
Throughout this thread, there have been two choices for dog owners that people are presenting as the ONLY two options:
1. Run free
2. Chained/locked in a cage.
But these are not the only 2 options, and I do not think any of the dog lovers (or trap haters) on this thread have been advocating #1.
My dog ain't a small fella (he ain't huge) around 65 lbs, but he was well behaved living in a 1 bdr apt and is well behaved living in a 3 bdr apt. If I had tons of land in the country, for SURE I would let him run around more...but only on MY property, with my supervision. If he was without my supervision, he would have to be in a safe, fenced-in area.
My dog currently only goes off leash (outside of the house) in 2 settings: 1. fenced in dog park and 2. while hiking with me. (the second why I am so vehemently scared of traps being setup in the wilderness), but it is not like he will be out of ear shot for even a single minute (I keep him on a tight leach, even when off leash).
Setting traps is wrong (as I feel, as I have expressed), not having a handle on your dog is wrong as well, just as wrong. If a dog is let to roam free on a normal basis and is caught in a trap or run over by a car, the owner is just as much as fault as anyone else.
But 2 wrongs don't make a right.