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    Increasing socially responsible behaviour....hmm, I am not sure that this is a strong argument when applied to desexing a dog.

    Having a dog that is controllable would perhaps also be considered 'soccially responsible' using that logic. Would you like to pay for my dogs training? They're veritable ratbags with no recall, and who will not listen to most commands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Increasing socially responsible behaviour....hmm, I am not sure that this is a strong argument when applied to desexing a dog.

    Having a dog that is controllable would perhaps also be considered 'soccially responsible' using that logic. Would you like to pay for my dogs training? They're veritable ratbags with no recall, and who will not listen to most commands.
    I do think desexing comes under 'socially responsible behavior'. Imagine the savings to you and I, the taxpayer if the $$ need for dealing with dog and cat unwanted populations were decreased.

    Perhaps that would provide a budget to help allow people to access dog training. I'd be more than happy to contribute to concessions like this if I knew there'd be benefits elsewhere on the budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Would you like to pay for my dogs training? They're veritable ratbags with no recall, and who will not listen to most commands.
    Of course, it goes without saying that paying for training might not be the solution in this instance....


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    @ Villain and Flirtt

    Ten points to you!
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    Anne, I have to disagree. Unwanted pets becomes a government issue, because it is a part of the community that needs regulation and control.

    There are always better ways to do things. At the moment, local governments spend money on the problems of unwanted pets. State and Federal governments are constantly being hit up for extra funds to renovate/extend/improve pounds, pay for extra staff etc.

    Forward thinking officials could always look at the costs of running pounds/shelters/ranger services etc, and possibly invest a little of that money into desexing vouchers for low income earners.

    What have they got to lose? They're spending on the problem anyway, and if the increase in desexing leads to a decrease in the volume of unwanted pets then they are making their pounds and ranger services more efficient, and therefore spending less on them.

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    I disagree with the OP

    Why should someone else pay for my dogs to be desexed?

    I also dont think it should be compulsory either.

    And, in fact, my adult male is still entire at 6 years old and he will never be desexed. I have never had anyone look at me like I am irresponsible. And even if I did, I wouldn't give a crap anyways. It's my decision. He is my dog and if I dont want to desex him then I shouldn't have to. He doesn't go round making babies and that's all that matters.

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    Unwanted pets are another issue Nattylou. There is no evidence to show that desexing dogs helps redcue the numbers of unwanted dogs.

    I know this because I have looked and looked and looked and looked. I want there to be evidence. I feel there must be. But there isn't.

    Desexing is NOT the critical issue and we waste so much time and so many resources on this.
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    I outright REFUSE and OBJECT to my taxes paying for people to have the luxury of owning a dog and then having it desexed.
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    Would you like to pay for my dogs training? They're veritable ratbags with no recall, and who will not listen to most commands.
    Are they Pugs, Anne?

    All you need for perfect recall is a ready supply of roast chicken. Or chopped carrot if they're on diets, or a bit of gravel if there is nothing else availalble (given some of yours like to eat rocks)...

    I get a discount on my dog rego for desexed dog, and for trained (passed grade 3) dog.

    A puppy dog comes ready desexed if you get it from AWL or RSPCA or petrescue. And cheaper than one you can get from a petshop or breeder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    I outright REFUSE and OBJECT to my taxes paying for people to have the luxury of owning a dog and then having it desexed.

    I agree.

    And especially if it is targeted at low income earners only.

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