I'm paraphrasing here, because I don't know exactly how the saying goes, but it's something like:
"They came for the Jews* and no one said anything; they came for the (fill in the blank), and no one said anything ... they came for ME, and no one was left to say anything."
We could easily fit "pit bull" in the blank section, and it would work. Then, "they came for Cats, and no one was left to say anything." could fit too.
This has to be stopped. How to we protest, and who do we send letters to, if we're from another state? (Good question. Anyone know the answer?)
* Nothing personal, this is just how I remember the saying.
Thank you, Anonymous, for voicing our own concerns. And on the precept that "great minds think alike," Jan had the same thought. And when Jan's brother read the proposed Ohio state law, he rewrote it to illustrate another example of the type of evil that can eventually arise from such a broad class death sentence.
Sec. (A) Beginning ninety days after the effective date of this section, no person shall own, keep, or harbor a person that belongs to a breed that is commonly known as a senior citizen.
(B) Not later than ninety days after the effective date of this section, a person who cares for, helps, or harbors a senior citizen on the effective date of this section shall surrender the senior citizen to the old folks warden. Not later than ten days after receiving the senior citizen, the old folks warden shall euthanize the older person.
(C)(1) Beginning ninety days after the effective date of this section, if an officer has probable cause to believe that an older person is a senior citizen, the officer may apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for a search warrant. The court shall issue a search warrant for the purposes requested if there is probable cause to believe that an older person is a senior citizen.
(2) After obtaining a search warrant, an officer shall seize the senior citizen and surrender the older person to the older person warden. Not later than ten days after receiving the old person, the old person warden shall euthanize the old person.
We cannot permit people to get old and cause problems for this administration. We should not allow old people to wander about as they are a problem for this society and they take drugs.
Okay, this sounds outlandish, even funny because it seems so implausible. But is it really? We certainly hope this never comes to pass. After all, our Jan is older than any of us, so she must be a senior citizen by now. And where would we live if ...?
Breed Specific Laws do not protect humans or other animals from individual dogs that become aggressive and a danger to others. Punish the owners who train their dogs of any breed to be aggressive. Don't punish the pit bull "breed" for the few.
If there is one related lesson to be learned from the Michael Vick dogfighting case, it is that - if we remember correctly - only one of his pit bulls that had been trained to fight and kill was euthanized for aggression toward humans. The others were sent to various shelters for eventual adoption, although some suffered such PTSD symptoms, they will undoubtedly live the rest of their lives in shelters.Labeling all pit bulls as dangerous or vicious is ignorant. Ignorant means lacking basic knowledge on a subject. We hope the Ohio legislation will decide to implement education instead of eradication.
You can read our original post on the proposed Ohio Pit Bull ban here.
*** Tesla's mom wrote an essay for her newspaper, The Extermination. Stop by and read it.