Last week, the lower house of the California State Legislature passed a bill requiring dog owners to spay and neuter their dogs. Violators would have to pay a $500 fine.
As the measure reaches the state senate, however, it has brought howls of protest from breeders, and threats from the American Kennel Club to pull the nation’s second-largest dog show from the state.
Unquestionably, domestic animals should be spayed and neutered unless they are breeding stock. The animals are more healthy, less likely to bite, and do not produce unwanted offspring.
The bill should be enacted into law. (To read the comprehensive article by Samantha Young on MyWay, click here.)