Wednesday, January 16, 2013

When Dogs Are Outlawed

I seem to be on a bit of a dog theme lately, so here's a tidbit from our friends in the U.K.
Two years if your dog bites a burglar
Dog owners in Wales could be jailed for up to two years if their pets bite people - including burglars - under plans being considered by the Welsh Government.
Actually, the proposed law isn't as stupid as it sounds. The intent is to "offer greater protection for people like postmen, by making dog attacks on private property illegal."

But it is a perfect example of why I continue to believe that government is not the solution. It is the problem. Jailing people because their dog bites a burglar is just as dumb as jailing people who shoot a thug in self-defense.

By passing more legislation -- well intended, but short-sighted, flawed, and unnecessary legislation, in that dog attacks can be quite adequately punished through civil action -- the government is making the situation worse.

What a surprise.

Remember, when dogs are outlawed, only outlaws will have dogs...


Old NFO said...

Ye Gods, where does it end???

CenTexTim said...

Stupidity never ends...

jeffli6 said...

Love my puppay. Attack dog he is not....noisy when strangers about...yes. Love the heads up, wish he would bite the daughters suitors more.