In a recent letter to the editor, the writer claims that because she has decided on her own to take in stray animals and care for them, the rest of the animal-owning community should pay higher taxes - excuse me, "fees" - than she does. I guess she feels that she somehow cares more about animals than the rest of us, so she should get a tax break. If she wants to take care of stray animals, that is great, but not everyone who keeps their animals intact abandons them nor do we all allow our pets to breed at will.
She must think that every litter of kittens she finds is the result of someone's negligence. After all, nature couldn't possibly be taking its course in the wild. Feral cats breeding on their own? Impossible!
We should have to pay a higher tax because she wants everyone to surgically mutilate their animals? I guess what is hers is hers and what is ours is hers. Ever hear of a concept called property rights and ownership?