I don't know if this person left the comment to be funny, or if they're serious - but I can't believe that someone who is currently working within our shelter system feels this way and is planning on applying for the Regional Coordinator of Animal Control Services that is presently posted for the HRM. It has left me shaken. I can't believe that it's anything other than a joke.
For one thing - Halifax doesn't HAVE a pit bull problem. When was the last time that a pit bull mauling happened in Halifax or Nova Scotia? Or any kind of dog mauling? They are as rare as people getting hit by lightning.
And certainly a dog is not a human - what kind of idiot would think that a dog is a human. A dog is a dog. A chicken is a chicken. A cow is a cow. But that doesn't mean that we can treat a human or a dog or a cow or a chicken inhumanely or torture any of those species. Just because the word inhumane has the word human in it doesn't mean that it applies to our species alone - the definition of it means "lacking compassion or kindness" - and if this person is actually speaking truthfully for themself - they are probably not only treating animals inhumanely, I'd be they're also going a few steps beyond that, and taking pleasure in it too.
I really hope this comment was left by some troll who was hoping to get a rise out of me and not by someone who is actually going to apply for the Animal Control job. We're doomed if that is actually the case - he or she will be in good company though.
I'm in "The Business" and strongly beleive 90% of shelter dogs should be put down. Nobody wants these dogs and keeping them for weeks/months is not the solution. A dog is a dog..not a human. I fully support breed banning and think all "Amstaffs" and variations of the breed should be destroyed and banned. Think of what a better world this would be without these pitbulls and their owners terrorizing the public. There is absolutely no requirement to have one of these dogs. If you want a dog, get a beagle, or some other normal breed. I find these bottom feeders with 3 or 4 dogs are a drain on society. If I had my way I would ban all these breeds and limit the amount of dogs you have to the amount of money you make. I think the money spent on cats and unwanted animals should go to paving our roads or improving the education system. I'm always amazed at what lengths some of you dog nazis are willing to lower you standard of living for a dog, which you think may love you, but take it away for a month and feed it and it will forget all about you. The answer is simple. Kill these unwanted cats and dogs. eventually things will be better and we can start cleaning up the city. I am going to apply for the newest AC job and hope to make some of these changes. Breed Banning works and it is long overdue in Nova Scotia.