Re: Pet Registration?
This reminds me (in a small way) of when Angola passed the "Landlord Registration" ordinance a few years ago.
Rental owners who did not register (and pay a yearly fee) were also subject to fines. The initial suggested ordinance also allowed for city officials to personally inspect the rental units, an act which just SCREAMS "police state" as such inspections were basically the government performing illegal searches of private dwellings (see Fourth Amendment). Eventually, the ordinance was "watered down" (as Mayor Hickman deemed it) and passed before being quickly forgotten (and repealed this year, I think).
The whole thing started back then because of the poor conditions of one rental unit (and possibly the somewhat overzealous reporting of a certain reporter who is no longer with the paper after some rather interesting aspects of that reporter's personal behavior came to light).
My point is, was there some horrific act that started this Animal Registration Act brouhaha, or is this just the Humane Shelter's administer trying to "think outside the box"? Either way, it seems an infringement upon pet owners' rights.
Apples are good,
Oranges are bad,
Lemons are rude,
Bananas are perverted,
And kumquats are just, plain evil...