January 01, 2009
Bring Back the Magic
Over the next few years, we are going to be hearing more propaganda about how we should become “guardians” of our pets. We will be told that it makes people better appreciate their pets. We will be told that it is much better for us and our pets to be their guardians. BUT is it really? What does it really do?
Right now, we own our pets as “property” under the US Constitution. That means no one can take them from us without a search warrant and we have Due Process of the Law. But if we are guardians, we don’t have that power. A neighbor could complain if your dog barks and a judge could revoke your guardianship. Someone could complain that your home is too dirty… or your birds’ cages have not been cleaned…and turn you in.
It is SO important for all of us animal people to be aware of the illusions around the issues of “guardianship” versus “ownership.” There is a very important chapter written about this in my new book: Bringing Back the Magic. I hope you will read it and get your friends to read it.
Here are the links:
Posted by sue at January 1, 2009 10:40 AM