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Bylaw to stop dogs from chasing squirrels, seagulls [Canada]
Coast Reporter ^ | December 24,2009 | Jenny Wagler

Posted on 12/27/2009 1:45:36 AM PST by Slings and Arrows

Sechelt dogs that "without provocation" chase any animal — be it a rat, squirrel, seagull, bear or cougar — would violate a dog licensing and control amendment bylaw that passed three readings at the Dec. 16 council meeting.

The first draft of the bylaw, prepared by District of Sechelt staff, would only have stopped dogs from chasing, biting or attacking domesticated animals. But at committee of the whole Dec. 9, Coun. Keith Thirkell suggested expanding the bylaw to include wild animals and birds as well. Thirkell argued that this would bring it in line with provincial and federal legislation that protects various wild animals, including migratory birds and endangered species.

(Excerpt) Read more at coastreporter.net ...


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: canada; napl
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Yeah, that'll work.
1 posted on 12/27/2009 1:45:40 AM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
When arrested, do the dogs have to be read their rights?


2 posted on 12/27/2009 1:47:55 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: Slings and Arrows

So, they are outlawing dogs? That is the only possibility...


3 posted on 12/27/2009 1:54:27 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The more these people try to defend this new law, the goofier it sounds. I wonder what it would take to embarrass these people to the point of sanity.
4 posted on 12/27/2009 1:54:56 AM PST by Bernard (One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Government)
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To: Slings and Arrows; shibumi; Salamander
"They may outlaw chasin' varmints, but they'll never get me to stop chasin' tail!"


5 posted on 12/27/2009 2:01:40 AM PST by Semper Mark ("Brevity is the soul of wit." Besides, I only have so much tagline space.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It is amazing that this western sociaty has come to this, people actually sit around and debate this B.S.


6 posted on 12/27/2009 2:03:47 AM PST by exnavy (God save the republic)
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To: Bernard

Apparently nobody on this council has ever heard of King Canute.


7 posted on 12/27/2009 2:10:09 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: exnavy

Meant to ping you to post #7.


8 posted on 12/27/2009 2:13:05 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: fanfan

Ping.


9 posted on 12/27/2009 2:14:46 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Markos33

I now have this strange vision of the dog Tweeting his buddies, or posting on his blog.


10 posted on 12/27/2009 2:15:35 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I don’t think I’ve heard of “King Canute”.


11 posted on 12/27/2009 2:21:00 AM PST by exnavy (God save the republic)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I looked at the newspapers web site and a poll shows that there are 45 percent voting for this law. Most be too much sunshine on the coast there.


12 posted on 12/27/2009 2:27:52 AM PST by Plumberman27
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To: exnavy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Canute#Ruler_of_the_waves


13 posted on 12/27/2009 2:34:14 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: Plumberman27
I looked at the newspapers web site and a poll shows that there are 45 percent voting for this law. Most be too much sunshine on the coast there.

One more consequence of Global Warming.

14 posted on 12/27/2009 2:35:20 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It will be a sorry day for Mankind when dogs, after too much provocation, finally and eventually run out of patience with their masters.


15 posted on 12/27/2009 2:50:24 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I had a girlfriend in Windsor for a while who had some pretty bizarre ideas of what is humane. She believed that spaying and neutering dogs and cats was inhumane.


16 posted on 12/27/2009 2:52:18 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
When this law comes to the US...and it will...I want the law to be extended to the squirrels and the rest...that they STOP HARRASSING my dog.
17 posted on 12/27/2009 3:00:45 AM PST by PoloSec (Paul: 2Tim2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That’ll show them dogs. Pant pant


18 posted on 12/27/2009 3:09:18 AM PST by Waco (Stay as bootiful as ya are Karvile.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
In other news, lawmakers voted that rainy days and Mondays no longer get anyone down.

This was attached to an amendment that on the day that you were born, the angels got together and decided to create a dream come true.

19 posted on 12/27/2009 3:13:25 AM PST by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: cripplecreek

*facepalm*


20 posted on 12/27/2009 3:14:56 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: Lazamataz

You have a bright future as a legislator.


21 posted on 12/27/2009 3:16:19 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I learned that urban and rural people generally don’t make good couples.


22 posted on 12/27/2009 3:22:37 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek; Slings and Arrows

23 posted on 12/27/2009 3:28:19 AM PST by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Socialists Masters and the Morons Who Love Them... just like here in America.


24 posted on 12/27/2009 4:00:56 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Slings and Arrows

The problem of what to do with dog feces has been discovered. Just pass a law saying they cannot take a dump.

One law makes as much sense as the other.


25 posted on 12/27/2009 4:13:07 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh, it’s that easy? Well then, we better expect a Canadian law against the earth’s warming — the earth will be incarcerated if it warms any further. And the oceans shouldn’t beat against some of the shores on penalty of a huge fine. And what about that silly sun, making the days longer and shorter. It’s awful and causes a lot of confusion and almanac difficulties, so the penalties for that should be severe. The sun and the earth will soon be doing time along with that pesky ocean. What’s next? The moon?


26 posted on 12/27/2009 4:22:12 AM PST by TheOldLady (No more global baloneyism!! -- Jim Thompson!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"If you look at it from practical terms, it's highly unlikely our bylaw enforcement officer would be as concerned with something occurring on somebody's private property, because there's a good chance nobody would be complaining about it,"

IOW the law is intended to be enforced selectively and politically.

27 posted on 12/27/2009 4:24:01 AM PST by Fetid Facts (Under Democrats, "The law is a ass--a idiot.")
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To: Lazamataz
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28 posted on 12/27/2009 4:28:42 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dogs will still be allowed to chase their own tails, right?/s


29 posted on 12/27/2009 4:43:00 AM PST by libertarian27 (Land of the FEE, home of the SHAMED)
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To: Slings and Arrows
What does "without provocation" mean? Most dogs consider any movement to be provocation to chase, so I suppose the law needs to be amemded to say, "without reasonable provocation." The term reasonable will also need to be defined as it applies to dogs. Again we either run into the problem of defining what dogs find reasonable, or prosecute dog owners when their pets don't reason on a human level. Local defense attorneys must be salivating.
30 posted on 12/27/2009 4:45:11 AM PST by Fetid Facts (Under Democrats, "The law is a ass--a idiot.")
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To: Fetid Facts
‘Bout to take my dogs for their morning walk and run in the fields, I expect they would be in violation of this law if we lived in Stupidville. They always chase birds, but unless I blow the winged rats out of the sky they can't catch them. Birds can fly dogs can't ya know. As for squirrels, my dogs don't climb pine tress. Very frustrating for the mutts. However, they can catch liberals so I think I'll be working on training them to do that. The day when we “start hunting politicians with dogs” is coming and I want to be ready.
31 posted on 12/27/2009 5:04:19 AM PST by dblshot
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To: TheOldLady

In the 19th century, Indiana almost passed a law declaring Pi = 3. So much stoopid in the world...


32 posted on 12/27/2009 5:09:28 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: Fetid Facts

I’d like to see them get the dogs to testify.


33 posted on 12/27/2009 5:11:01 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: Lazamataz

Why not outlaw rainy days and Mondays!

Then we’ll create quality schools where all children are above average.


34 posted on 12/27/2009 5:18:16 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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35 posted on 12/27/2009 5:30:50 AM PST by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: cripplecreek

Your dog summed up my opinion very succinctly.


36 posted on 12/27/2009 5:43:19 AM PST by Senator John Blutarski (The progress of government: republic, democracy, technocracy, bureaucracy, plutocracy, kleptocracy,)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The very same people that think they can influence the natural cycle of global warming/cooling are now attempting to change the natural & HARMLESS urges of a dog.

Perhaps the dog chases actually help the animals stay “on their toes” to avoid becoming real prey to real predators. If dogs stop this behavior, these animals may become complacent to predators. Or maybe the animals actually like to be chased. Can anyone prove they don't like it?

(Yes, I realize this is all lunacy, so why not argue like a lunatic, a language the stupid left understands).

Beyond that, if my dog scares off a bear, cougar, or other dangerous animal on my property, then he is a hero, not a criminal. And if he succeeds in killing rats or mice, then he is doing a service to the community. Do these idiots not know that VERMIN carry diseases? Do they not know that the Plague was spread by the fleas on the rats?

What is missing here are the real killers - cats. MY dog has never been successful catching a bird or squirrel, but my cat has brought home NUMEROUS birds, squirrels, rats, snakes, mice, & moles - many still very much alive. Last year the cat brought home a huge, live rat. He brought him in the dining room, let him go, & watched in amusement as we frantically tried to catch the filthy thing.

This law will be nothing more than a revenue enhancer for lawyers. Most new laws nowadays are the same.

37 posted on 12/27/2009 6:05:23 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I vaguely remember reading about that. It’s like the dims’ thinking that they can repeal the laws of physics.


38 posted on 12/27/2009 6:16:52 AM PST by TheOldLady (No more global baloneyism!! -- Jim Thompson!)
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To: Lazamataz

Congress is exempted, no doubt.


39 posted on 12/27/2009 6:23:25 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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To: TheOldLady; Slings and Arrows

Actually, there was a bill introduced into the legislature in the late 1800’s to make PI (at least in Indiana) equal to the sum of a particular finite algebraic series, by law. (PI is a “transcendental” number, meaning it cannot be expressed exactly as the sum of any finite series, nor via finite series of algebraic operations, root taking, etc.) The value of the series wasn’t even particularly close to pi. There are lots “circle squaring” finite expressions for pi, this one wasn’t ever particularly good.

The advantage of such a law to the people of Indiana was dubious at best.

In the event the law died in committee and was never voted on.

In modern times, it has been determined that Chuck Norris can express pi exactly in an algebraic series containing only four terms. He’s working on reducing it to three.

God asks Chuck Norris for help with math homework.


40 posted on 12/27/2009 6:38:38 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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To: TheOldLady; Slings and Arrows

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Pi_Bill


41 posted on 12/27/2009 6:47:04 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Yet another reason to admire Chuck Norris. Thanks for the info.


42 posted on 12/27/2009 6:47:20 AM PST by TheOldLady (No more global baloneyism!! -- Jim Thompson!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Chuck Norris proved that the Continuum Hypothesis is false by declaring the “largest” infinity to be Aleph_Chuck Norris.


43 posted on 12/27/2009 7:34:45 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: Mister Da

Your cat is worried about your ability to feed yourselves, and is teaching you how to hunt. Seriously.


44 posted on 12/27/2009 7:40:44 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Proving once again that Canada’s liberals and ours are truly insane SOBs.


45 posted on 12/27/2009 7:40:56 AM PST by calex59
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To: calex59

True dat.


46 posted on 12/27/2009 7:42:43 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: Lazamataz

The District of Sechelt staff in consultation prior to the announcement.

47 posted on 12/27/2009 7:49:18 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: cripplecreek

Perfect! Great picture!

Are we sure that we aren’t reading something from the Onion?


48 posted on 12/27/2009 7:57:30 AM PST by Enten (How's that hopey changey thing working out for you?)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Coun. Ann Kershaw said the clause "without provocation" was key, and that she hoped common sense would guide how the bylaw gets enforced.

I wonder how they determine "provocation"?


SQUIRREL!


Does anyone really think common sense is going to come into play trying to enforce this bylaw?

49 posted on 12/27/2009 9:15:15 AM PST by AF_Blue ("Are you guys ready? Let's roll!" - Todd Beamer)
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To: AF_Blue

note to self: center justify the image as well as the text


50 posted on 12/27/2009 9:17:59 AM PST by AF_Blue ("Are you guys ready? Let's roll!" - Todd Beamer)
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