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    PA town discusses banning VFT's

    This reminds me of a case a few years ago where a town took a cp'ers plants and pets.



    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08220/902384-57.stm



    Proposed wild animal law raises herd of questions in Robinson

    Thursday, August 07, 2008
    By Brian David, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Robinson commissioners don't want residents keeping cougars or wolves as pets.
    But what about snakes? Frogs? Piranhas? Falcons?
    "We may have a problem here," Dan Tallon, commissioners' chairman, said Monday night after hearing that a proposed ordinance would prohibit carnivorous wild animals. "It sounds like that definition would include snakes, and people do have snakes as pets."
    That lit off a comical but thought-provoking conversation, which included the question of whether snakes are animals and whether some snakes are carnivorous. "I can't think of any that are not," Treasurer Ed Ritter quipped.
    Township engineer Michael Meyer wondered if the ban would include Venus flytraps, before someone noted that those insect-eating plants are, in fact, plants.
    Meanwhile, both Mr. Tallon and Commissioner Ron Shiwarski said they fear snakes and would love to ban them, but neither one was seriously proposing doing so.
    "People do have snakes as pets," Mr. Tallon said repeatedly when staffers pressed for an answer on whether the ban should include snakes.
    Township Manager Rich Charnovich said the ordinance was written to address concerns about crowing roosters and dogs that are overly aggressive or bark too much. The section on carnivores was intended to address large, dangerous predators.
    "But if we pass this with this language in there, we'll have every snake owner in the township down here complaining," Mr. Tallon said.
    "I think we ought to get it right before we approve it so we don't end up going back and amending it later," Mr. Shiwarski said.
    Solicitor Sam Kamin said it would be difficult to write an ordinance that addresses every possibility. After the meeting, he said he thinks the best solution is to let pet owners apply for waivers if they want to own wild carnivores.
    But the commissioners were not swayed.
    "Fix it," Mr. Tallon said. And when Mr. Charnovich asked what the commissioners wanted it to say, he repeated, "Fix it."
    Brian David can be reached at bdavid@post-gazette.com or 412-722-0086.
    The people that run our government are so stupid.

    Dogs and cats are carnivorous so they have to be banned too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy View Post
    This reminds me of a case a few years ago where a town took a cp'ers plants and pets.
    Are you referring to when all your stuff got confiscated, burnt, and you went to court and got the slap down?

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    Yeah that was it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy View Post
    Yeah that was it.
    Someday you'll get your revenge.

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    Ridiculous. Hopefully the citizens of the township give them an earful. Maybe enough to even fill the void between said ears.

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    Is this an Ozzy topic? Is it April already? Just kidding...

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    It amazes me the level of ignorance some of the people in office have.
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