Stephen Knight's letter concerning taxing people, who do not spay or neuter their animals, raises some interesting questions concerning who is responsible for caring for the unwanted animals in our society.
I would not argue with his statement that the owners should be able to make a choice in this matter, but his reasons for not spaying or neutering really seem a tad selfish. Most responsible pet owners are aware of the reasons to spay or neuter and comply very willingly. Some reasons to spay or neuter are as follows:
1.Pets that have been spayed or neutered have proven to be less aggressive.
2.Spaying and neutering can prevent some cancers in dogs, especially before they have their first litter.
3.A dog's personality is based on their environment and genetics, not sex hormones.
4.You may be able to find homes for your litter, but what about the thousands of dogs in shelters. That's one less home for them.