Monday, September 17, 2012

Too much free time on their hands?

From the Daily News:

The City Council just keeps churning out legislative solutions to problems that don’t exist but make for good press releases.

Queens Councilman Peter Vallone would make it a misdemeanor for anyone convicted of abusing an animal to buy a new pet.

Although there is no evidence of this ever happening, Vallone would make the Health Department distribute lists of convicted dog kickers and cat beaters to pet stores, shelters and breeders. Sellers would have to check buyers’ identification against the list. Cruel purchasers could be fined and jailed for up to a year.

Then there’s Brooklyn Councilman David Greenfield, who would order restaurants to post lists of all the foods used in their kitchens that could trigger allergic reactions in patrons.

While people with allergies to ingredients like eggs, nuts, milk, wheat, fish and soy know full well what to avoid or ask about, Greenfield is convinced New Yorkers need protection from unknown perils.


FluShing Rezident said...

That is a great idea! A neighbor of mine had two pedigree dogs, both with broken legs, hidden in his garage - in North Flooshing!!!!

There's so much animal abuse in Queens - these evil puppy mill stores all over Flooshing should have to abide by some guidelines - but you know they don't care and wouldn't bother.

Animals are just treated like accessories by a lot of people. One gets sick - oh well - just like an old LV purse - throw it out and buy a new one!

Anonymous said...

The problem is they haven't been convicted of abuse, so the police don't have time to crack down on crime against people, so forget animals. Most animal cruelty is knocked down to misdemeanor anyway.

Anonymous said...

Greenfield's idea has already been addressed by the restaurants, At the bottom of most menus there's usually a note asking you to inform the server of any food allergies you might have. Vallone is onto something here. I really have no problem with it.

Anonymous said...

Who is enforcing the dog ban? DOH, NYPD or ASPCA? And will this come with funding for more staff? Didn't think so.

Why don't these losers concentrate on passing budgets that give us what we need instead of finding new meaningless legislation that will be ignored but gets their names mentioned briefly?

Anonymous said...

Pet laws by and large are enacted by the state, not the city, which is why Vallone's legislation has no teeth.

Anonymous said...

The police might arrest them, but the liberal courts will turn them loose before the cops are even done with their arrest paperwork. No conviction.

Anonymous said...

We need protection from the perils of career politicians!