Too Many Pets
Looks like Humboldt is following the lead of some other counties and considering an ordinance that requires dogs and cats over four months old to be neutered. A bill is also being considered at the state level along the same lines.
I find some of the expemptions to the county proposal rather curious: Dogs used by law enforcement and guide dogs? Seems to me they're just as capable of having puppies as any other dogs. I guess the thinking is that such dogs are assumed to have responsible owners. Still, seems a somewhat arrogant assumption to make.
I'm actually very sympathetic to the idea. Too many people have pets that shouldn't and there are some irresponsible pet owners even among those who take relatively good care of their pets.
Still, something bugs me about this proposal. I just can't put my finger on it. Maybe because it's just another case of government telling us what we have to do.
Anyone have any good arguments against requiring neutering of pets?