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City Slaps Sin Tax on Pregnant Pooches

Got a license for that?

Got a license for that?

An effort to cut down on the number of homeless pets in one Texas city has prompted officials to slap pet owners with a $75 sin tax to help deter their furry friends from breeding. Failure to register your pet’s new litter within 14 days “could result in fines and penalties,” states El Paso’s new animal ordinance.

City officials have also limited dogs and cats to 2 planned or unplanned pregnancies a year in an effort to prevent shelters from being overwhelmed. Professional breeders complain that the city’s crackdown on careless pet owners unfairly punishes their responsible businesses that provide in-demand pets to welcoming new homes.

El Paso Animal Services received $250,000 from the city council to step-up its enforcement efforts that will include monitoring newspapers and other media to ensure citizens selling puppies and kittens have registered their new litters and paid the sin tax for their pets’ intentional or unintentional ‘romantic encounters.’

Your taxpayer dollars hard at work!

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San Francisco Nannies Propose Ban on Pet Sales

S.F. Ponders Pet BanHaving just banned sugar-sweetened beverages on city property, promoted an official “pot brownie” recipe, and currently working on a bill to ban toys in kids’ Happy Meals, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is now proposing criminal charges to be brought against anyone caught selling pets other than fish.

“If [San Francisco’s Commission of Animal Control and Welfare] approves the ordinance at its meeting tonight, San Francisco could soon have what is believed to be the country’s first ban on the sale of all pets except fish,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported today. “That includes dogs, cats, hamsters, mice, rats, chinchillas, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, lizards and nearly every other critter, or, as the commission calls them, companion animals.”

Everything is being banned in San Francisco except the ridiculous efforts of nanny state bureaucrats to dictate how citizens live their own lives independent of unnecessary government intrusion. Join the Nanny State Liberation Front on Facebook if you’ve had enough of big government butting its nose in places it doesn’t belong.

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