Is It Reasonable?

Jul 14, 2012 by

Is it reasonable to walk your dog and not be prepared to pick up after it?

Is it reasonable to walk your dog and let it urinate on others lawns killing the grass?

Is it reasonable to own a dog that is aggressive and dangerous because of its breed?

Is it reasonable to chain a dog in the backyard because the yard is not secure?

Is it reasonable to keep a dog in a yard that is too small?

Is it reasonable to adopt a dog from a shelter instead of purchasing one from a pet store?

What say you?

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  1. Lockhaven

    “Is it reasonable to own a dog that is aggressive and dangerous because of its breed?”

    This is one example of a larger problem. Americans have a tendency to obtain things (pets, computer, etc.) without understanding the features or traits (or in this case, problems of aggression that may arise) without properly becoming informed about how to handle certain situations such as the dog becoming aggressive. This failure to become informed about those contingencies reveal that the attitude that the purchaser/owner has over the object (or animal in this situation) is that of treating the dog as a commodity.

    “Is it reasonable to chain a dog in the backyard because the yard is not secure?”

    Again, this reveals the owner’s opinion of the dog as a commodity without understanding the proper maintenance procedures that go into dog keeping. The dog is not violent in and of itself, but is made violent as a result of the owners improper interaction with his dog. Simply put, why get a dog if you aren’t going to provide the adequate environment for it? Why engage in sexual intercourse without considering if one has the adequate resources to care for a child?

    “Is it reasonable to adopt a dog from a shelter instead of purchasing one from a pet store?”

    It is very reasonable, if one has the time and resources and will to care for the dog(s) in the first place. Setting opinions of animal cruelty on part of the puppy-mills aside….. why buy a dog just because it’s “new” when there are many perfectly good dogs out there that need a home?

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