Thursday, February 14, 2008
Hump No More
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council approved a spay/neuter ordinance that requires pet owners to fix their animals, with seven categories of exemptions including licensed breeders; service, show and law-enforcement dogs; and animals with medical issues.
It's about time.
I'd like to note for the record that the only dissenting vote on the council was Bill Rosendahl (District 11 - Brentwood, Del Rey, Mar Vista, Marina del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Palms, Playa del Rey, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Venice, West L.A. and Westchester), who argued that four months is too young to fix an animal.
Oh, Bill. Didn't you do your research? Did you not talk to enough vets to realize that there are more arguments in favor of early spay/neuter than against? Didn't you walk through any one of L.A.'s many shelters and see how many unwanted, soon-to-be-euthanized puppies are dumped there every day? Weren't you smart enough to conclude that the positive aspects of such an ordinance far outweigh any negatives? Apparently not.
You're on my radar, Bill. Watch out.
side note: Where is the coverage on this ordinance in the L.A. Times??