SPCA - Is it libertarian?Submitted by amartin315 on Tue, 07/03/2012 - 20:47
So I keep seeing all these commercials for animal charities. I know theyve been around for a long time, the commercials. But I just now had a thought.
Why do we need the SPCA? Why would we want the SPCA?
If a dog gets captured by them, and the owner or anyone doesnt retrieve them in time, they are put down. Why can't dogs just roam free? I've seen it in India. There's strays everywhere, and there's even stray monkeys. You certainly dont want to fuck with them, especially not the monkeys, they're smart as hell. If you don't mess with them, for the most part they dont mess with you. At least give a dog a chance and let it roam free. Maybe someone will see him and take him in?
Certainly, if the dog(s) are yours, and they cause damage or injury, you are liable. But otherwise, what's the harm? I hate to hear dogs are dying when they might be able to survive on their own. Plus there's the financial cost of it.