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12 thoughts on “San Francisco Animal Control: Vicious and Dangerous Dogs Unleashed -- Second Installment in Documentary Series

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  1. I just wash it and this was fantastic. Colleen, you said this is the second installation, can you put a link for the first one?

  2. I’ve said this before, there is nothing America needs more than a return to the RULE OF LAW.
    U.S. SUPREME COURT, SENTELL v. NEW ORLEANS & C. R. CO., April 26, 1897
    Laws for the protection of domestic animals are regarded as having but a limited application to dogs and cats; and, regardless of statute, a ferocious dog is looked upon as hostis humani generis, and as having no right to his life which man is bound to respect.

  3. We need laws and we need them now. Mandatory spay and neuter, enforced penalties for all who don’t obey. Protection for the dogs and also protection for society.

  4. This was an extremely disturbing thing to read:
    “Bowing to enormous pressure from politicians and some dog owners in San Francisco, the U.S. National Park Service gave way on a strict rule of all other national parks — no off-leash dogs allowed — and has allowed dogs off leash in such popular parts of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area as Ocean Beach and Crissy Field”.
    The idea that multiple politicians were putting pressure on National Park Service to get rid of a rule that makes perfect sense and somewhat ensures public safety (even though leash alone is not enough to keep a powerful dog from attacking) is quite disturbing. How sick are these people, and what exactly was their thinking when they made such demands? The downside of keeping dogs off leash is countless injuries and deaths that could have been avoided. The upside? I’m not even sure, I guess some dog owners feel like their walks are somehow more pleasant with an off- leash dog? So basically those dog owners emotional satisfaction is more important than other people’s life and physical safety? How hard is it to put a leash on your dog, and why is it a problem at all?
    This is absolutely frightening, and those “politicians” have blood on their hands. Off-leash dogs in a public park, where people take their children to run and play! And this is California – a very anti-gun state, so you may or may not be able to carry weapon to defend your family from these off-leash beasts. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was not allowed to bring a handgun to a public park, but a ferocious dog off-leash is most welcome. So you and your children are at the mercy of pitbull-loving sociopaths and their deadly dogs that were bred to kill.

    • You need to read the decision in United States v. Barley, a case I litigated and which is a published decision. The adoption of the 1979 Pet Policy by the GGNRA was conducted under rules that are no longer in effect. Thus, while the 1979 Pet Policy remains the rule of law in the GGNRA, it cannot be replicated in any other unit of the NPS. The amount of land covered by the Pet Policy is less than one-percent of all GGNRA land.

      • Can you tell me if there is anything in the 1979 Pet Policy regarding squatting full time in an RV down at Crissy Field? My friends and I have heard that it’s ok and are planning on setting up camp full time down there

      • Hello Stephan, it would be nice if the 1979 dog policy was enforced. Leash is required in the east beach parking lot and pic nick grass areas, dog poop everywhere. It is my understanding that it is a Class B federal misdemeanor with up to a $5000 fine, and or 6 month in Jail. Is this information correct?

  5. Can you tell me where you obtained the information from the grand jury investigation?

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