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Mandatory Neutering & Spychipping

“HUNTINGTON BEACH – Huntington Beach is the first city in Orange County to consider a program that would make it mandatory for pet owners to spay or neuter and to have microchips inserted in their cats and dogs.”

I’ve always neutered my pets because it’s The Right Thing To Do. I don’t spychip my pets, but if the owner wants to that’s fine. But making it mandatory is more than ridiculous, it’s an incredible infringement on pet owners. Pets are property and it’s up to their owners, not government bureaucrats, to make decisions about them.

I’ve read a bit about studies that claim RFID chips cause cancer in animals, but I don’t find them very convincing. The real problem is a complete disrespect for pet owners and property rights.

The best way to lead is by example. Therefore, the bureaucrats of Huntington Beach who support this law should first be sterilized and microchiped themselves. And in keeping with their policy, it should be mandatory.

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2 Comment(s)

  1. I think if we had required spaying and neutering of politicians years ago, our country would be in better shape.

    Michael Tighe | Sep 13, 2007 | Reply

  2. Not on topic for this one, although I’m quite in agreement with Michael, but this is worth a look:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=481617&in_page_id=1770

    Rufus | Sep 18, 2007 | Reply

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