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.