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Old 12-27-2013, 04:33 PM
 
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This will not stop people from leaving dogs outside.

And dogs can be humanely tethered. They are much better off than running around the neighborhood.
As I said, I have no problem with this law.
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Old 12-27-2013, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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A florida village made a local rule, and that is an exampe of "big government"?
Yes. This is just another example of people in government telling other people how to live their lives. The cumulative effect of these ubiquitous regulations is Big Government.
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Old 12-27-2013, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I have mixed thoughts on this.

Back in the day when I was a meter reader for a local utility where I live, I encountered countless dogs. Most of the dogs would be in fenced yards (in the front, rear, or both yards) or inside the house - no problem. But every now and then I visited a yard with a dog tethered and it would, as expected, start to approach me. It was hard to know if it was a friendly or defensive approach but the result when the dog finally reached the end of the tether was never good for the dog especially if the tether was long.

If the dog was running fast enough, when it got to the end of the tether it would jerk to a halt violently - it practically lifted off the ground. It had to have hurt.

If I considered a dog strictly as property, then the law negatively affects my property rights. But if I considered a dog strictly as a part of the human family (so to speak), then the law resolves an inhumane condition. I think the impact on my property rights would very limited; the humanitarian effects would be more substantial. In other words, the cost is outweighed by the benefit.

[i'm okay with this law]
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Old 12-27-2013, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Yes. This is just another example of people in government telling other people how to live their lives. The cumulative effect of these ubiquitous regulations is Big Government.
It is local government and the process of creating local laws is called 'democracy'.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:50 PM
 
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I love dogs. I hate people who abuse dogs. But this stupid law is ridiculous and could easily harm more dogs than it helps. If you outlaw tethering, dog owners without a fenced yard will either keep the dog inside (bad for the dog) or let the dog run loose (bad for the dog and the public). But idiot lawmakers just have to tell people how to live their lives.
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Mount Dora joins county in dog-tethering ban

October 21, 2012|
By Ludmilla Lelis, Orlando Sentinel

MOUNT DORA — Dog tethering is now banned in the city, though residents have a grace period to make sure they are not in violation of the new rule.

City Council members recently passed the final version of the anti-dog-tethering ordinance, mirroring the Lake County ban passed in April. Mount Dora is one of only two Lake cities with its own animal-control services.

Mount Dora dog tethering ban: Mount Dora joins county in dog-tethering ban - Orlando Sentinel
If you don't have a yard for them to run in then you shouldn't have dog. Why have a dog just to tie them up. It's cruel.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Ok, so a tree breaks my fence on Friday night and instead of caging the animal I decide to tether it for an hour or so each day until I can get a contractor out (and city surveyor? utility marker? building permit?) and all of a sudden, I'm an animal abuser. Makes perfect sense.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Free From The Oppressive State
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This is nothing but a feel good law. It does not do anything about the ****** dog owners who do not tend to their dogs. I'm not talking about someone who needs to tether their dog temporarily because a tree knocked their fence down, I'm talking about the people who get dogs, and then leave the dog outside, all day, every day. It doesn't matter if there is a tether or not, the problem still exists.

So, how does this law fix the problem with crappy dog owners?
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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It is local government and the process of creating local laws is called 'democracy'.
Yes, and that is a good process. But not all local laws are good. There are lots of idiots in government who think their job is to control other people's lives.
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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This is nothing but a feel good law. It does not do anything about the ****** dog owners who do not tend to their dogs. I'm not talking about someone who needs to tether their dog temporarily because a tree knocked their fence down, I'm talking about the people who get dogs, and then leave the dog outside, all day, every day. It doesn't matter if there is a tether or not, the problem still exists.

So, how does this law fix the problem with crappy dog owners?
It doesn't.
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Maybe we should let the dogs run loose and tether their owners.
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