Talk about stuck on stupid!

Thursday, September 22, 2005
This is unadulterated stupidity. You can't make this stuff up. Legislation to require pets to be included in evacuations.

Have we all gone bark-raving mad?

Who in their right mind actually believes anyone, or any organization, government or otherwise, can evacuate large numbers of people, some of whom show up with dogs, cats, snakes, spiders, lizards, and probably freakin' fish tanks?

"Hi there, Sir. Does your snarling Rotwieller have a license indicating he's had his shots?"
"He never leaves the house. He doesn't need shots. Why are you bothering me with stupid bureaucratic BS? Just get me and my dog on the bus!"

"Ma'am, please, you need to stop screaming. Please, tell us what the problem is so we can help."
"I'm terrified of dogs, especially large dogs. I can't be on this bus with that Rot... ahhhhhhhhh!!!!"

"It's imperative that you control those cats, Sir. As you can see, we've got a lot of animals... Oh shit! George, hurry, get some of those NG troops in here, we've got cat and dog free-for-all going on! And bring a medic - that lady is bleeding pretty bad. At least she stopped screaming. Probably shock."

"Mommy, it smells like dog doo in here. I'm gonna throw up!"

Now we're supposed to send the 82nd Airborne in, have them shoot all the looters, then transition to dog-sitting. Yeah, I know, I'm overreacting. Now tell how this moronic lunacy is even remotely feasible.

While the legislation may draw attention to the issue, it doesn't "have any real meat in it," said Sara Spaulding, a spokeswoman for the American Humane Association. She said uniform protocols on rescuing and sheltering animals, for example, should be formulated at the federal level with consultation from animal welfare groups.
What! No meat? Howya gonna feed them? Where's the rats and crickets? Oh, yeah, sorry, they're on the bus.


babbles said...

Of course if I still had my rotten-weiller, Shiner Bock, he would have been a real pussy cat about the whole thing.

David Thomson said...

Politicians tend to cave in to pressure. A relative small group will often get its way if relentlessly persistent. The rest of us are usually too busy to dissent. Thankfully, these activists are overreaching. This legislation will soon be forgotten. But what if it does somehow become the law of the land? In that case, our nine cats will demand only the best. They will settle for nothing less than caviar and lobster. Their hotel room must be a $5,000 per night executive suite.

MeaninglessHotAir said...

All part and parcel of the government-as-God syndrome. All that's required is that we think up yet another idea for a better world, pass this along to the government in the form of new legislation, and POOF! it's a better world. What's not to like?

Charile (Colorado) said...

Knuck, I can identify rationally, but I'm telling you, if I can't take my cats I'm not going.

Knucklehead said...


Those who can manage their own transport and shelter with the needs of their pets accounted for will, and should, do so.

Those who are tasked with managing mass transport and shelter for others who are, presumably, unable to do so for themselves cannot possibly take pets into account. The requirements to even attempt to do so expand the problem exponentially.

What, for example, happens when I show up with my daughter's horse? Even if I show up with 20 gallons of water, six bales of hay, and a big bucket of grain consider the transport problems, the sanitation problems, etc and so on.

I am free to chose to stay with the horse and ride it out or not as the whims of the disaster dictate, but I cannot be allowed to even begin to believe I have some "right" to place the burden for my pets upon an emergency management system. It's just too much burden.