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Old April 17th, 2012, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Love4himies View Post
My stand is that I don't believe people will change their actions based solely on licensing. People will do want they want to.
Basically, we agree then. Shocker, eh?

The only concrete benefit I can see is if the tag fees went back into the shelters and/or low-cost spay/neuter programs. BenMax's spay/neuter requirement also has merits, but again, it won't change the people who need the education most--and might cause an immediate temporary increase in the number of strays as people dump their animals rather than put up the money for the surgery.

It's a tough situation with no easy solution, but licensing might be a place to start if it encourages people who just need a little nudge in the right direction. Just the discussion of possible licensing might be an opportunity to educate well-meaning but naive owners about the dangers of letting their cats roam and the benefits to keeping them indoors.
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