To the editor:
Once again we’ve reached that point in the year when we are reminded by that offensive, patronizing television ad from dog control, that dog licences are due, that there are no excuses allowed, and with that smarmy voice “my dog is a good dog” and although the ad is emphasized with pictures of German Shepherds, probably most Okanagan dogs are small dogs.
What a wonderful organization dog control has, just raise the licence fees to provide funds for salaries, increases and associated perks.
Quite possibly, the bylaws set up by dog control, and approved by the regional district board would not stand up to a legal challenge.
After all, they have abrogated to themselves powers not even possessed by the RCMP.
So, in my mind the legitimacy of both of the above organizations is questionable.
My own experience suggests that in Canada, we are far too restrictive and arbitrary when it comes to dogs.
Our dog licensing certainly has no value except to those whose salaries it pays.