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Postby Infected Mushroom » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:51 pm

Yesterday, while I was taking a walk by the harbor, a vicious white dog suddenly barked in my direction. Within seconds it was chasing me down the lenght of the harbor and I was running for my life. I never knew I could run that fast but I managed to emerge from the incident, unscathed. This isn't the first time this sort of thing has happened to me; in fact as a little kid dogs have attacked me on many occasions throughout various cities around the world. I also cannot stand the sight of dog droppings on the sidewalk.

I have come to the conclusion that dogs should be banned. And its not just because I personally don't like them. Here are some reasons why it would benefit public policy to outlaw them.

1. They are dangerous

Dogs are very dangerous because they can bite people. Owners can try to control their dogs but the fact of the matter is, they can't always keep everything under control; accidents will happen. Dogs are a safety hazard, not just to the people who buy them but also to everyone else. When guests come to a house with dogs their lives may be in danger; when dogs are taken out for walks, pedestrians are in danger. Its not right that someone can buy a dog and then endanger other people.

The power of dog bites must not be underestimated. Some dogs have so much power that they can bite human fingers off; they are a carnivorous species after all. I've heard some horror stories about dogs going crazy and maiming people. If a dog attacks you and bites you and then you get infected by disease, you could die if not treated. Sure, dog owners are liable and you can go after them for what their dogs do. But the system is imperfect (you need to prove stuff, courts are slow). Also, if a dog attacks you and you lose your fingers or a hand... do you REALLY think an owner can adequately compensate you for your loss with money (your body parts are priceless)? If dogs did not exist, the danger would not be there.

2. The Dog Droppings

People have a right to walk down sidewalks and throughout parks without having to worry about stepping on dog droppings. People should not have to contend with these sights. Yes in theory owners are supposed to clean up after their dogs but in my experience, too many owners don't and its costing the rest of us. I suppose if you accidentally step on dog droppings you could go after the owner and try to sue him but there are obviously problems with this (1. the courts aren't likely to award you sufficient damages 2. you don't know who the owner is, you just know that you've just stepped on some serious crap). If dogs were not around in society, there would be no dog droppings. I think we could adopt an approach similar to Singapore, where they have a no tolerance policy towards chewing gum on the floor in public areas with respect to the dog dropping problem.

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So NSG, what do you think?

Is it time to outlaw dogs? Make our streets safe from droppings and random dog attacks?
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Postby Estenia » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:52 pm

WHAT? YOU MUST BE BANNED.
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Postby Moguchiy » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:54 pm

Because of reason 2, i dont know if this is satire...
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Postby Neema » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:54 pm

This is one of my rare, "What the actual fuck." moments.
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Postby Gaiserin » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:54 pm

Speaking purely from the logistical point

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Postby The Serbian Empire » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:55 pm

Why not ban cats first given that cat droppings cause T. gondii infections which can result in insanity, ie. Crazy Cat Lady from The Simpsons.
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Postby Conglomerate of Iron » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:55 pm

Please tell me this is a joke.

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Postby Kumuri » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:55 pm

Please tell me you're trolling.

We should certainly be more careful with dogs that are dangerous, but banning them? No. I don't even like most dogs except corgis bow down to the corgi and this isn't a very good idea.
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Postby Viritica » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:56 pm

You ran because a dog barked at you? That's really rather silly. A dog barking doesn't make it viscous. Dogs can't speak like you and me. Barking is one of the ways they communicate.

And no, dogs shouldn't be banned. Dogs are some of the most loyal and caring creatures humanity has ever known. And they can be used for more than just pets. They are used by our police to sniff out drugs and bombs and they are used by our military as scouts.

If you want my dogs you can take them over my dead body.
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Postby Dracoria » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:58 pm

I almost made a serious reply, but then I saw the OP.
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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:58 pm

I am not a dog person either, but I think banning them is too much.

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Postby Sulania » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:58 pm

I don't post in NSG usually anymore, but this was so out there, I had to.

I don't agree with any of your points. Yeah, they're dangerous. So are stairs, and people are dangerous. So, your going to outlaw people next. People are more dangerous than dogs, they can use their minds and opposable thumbs to do things dogs can't. And dog droppings, really? That's a reason? I can't even tell if you're serious now.
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Postby Roski Emericans » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:00 am

Lmao, what?

If anything, we should ban people, and mosquitoes.

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Postby United Regions of Verona » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:00 am

Tortoises should be banned. They are slow and might end up on a sidewalk and we should have the right to walk down a sidewalk without worrying we step on a tortoise and get a gooey mess on our shoes.

And how do we ban dogs? Must would let them run free, and they will return to cities to " attack " people and bark and poo.
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Postby Reploid Productions » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:02 am

There's no bad dogs, only bad owners. Clearly, if we want to reach the TRUE source of the problem, bad owners should be banned.
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Postby The Greater Luthorian Empire » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:02 am

Infected Mushroom wrote:Yesterday, while I was taking a walk by the harbor, a vicious white dog suddenly barked in my direction. Within seconds it was chasing me down the lenght of the harbor and I was running for my life.

Its just a dog. Kick its ass.
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Postby Onocarcass » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:03 am

Reploid Productions wrote:There's no bad dogs, only bad owners. Clearly, if we want to reach the TRUE source of the problem, bad owners should be banned.

This is truth, bow to the almighty Reploid
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Postby Washington Resistance Army » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:04 am

Turn, face animal, kick in head, move on. As for dog droppings.. Do you really expect to not see animal shit while out and about? Animals gotta drop it somewhere ya know :lol2:
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:05 am

Sulania wrote:I don't post in NSG usually anymore, but this was so out there, I had to.

I don't agree with any of your points. Yeah, they're dangerous. So are stairs, and people are dangerous. So, your going to outlaw people next. People are more dangerous than dogs, they can use their minds and opposable thumbs to do things dogs can't. And dog droppings, really? That's a reason? I can't even tell if you're serious now.


yes many things are dangerous to society, but many things are necessary for society to function.

For example, you mention stairs. Yes stairs can be dangerous but they are a necessary aspect of many buildings.

Dogs are not NECESSARY for a society to function. We can easily envision a society without them that is safer and still livable.

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Postby The Eastern Antarctic State » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:05 am

Dog bites someone- worst thing in the world, the dog must be put down

Cat scratches someone- lol just being a cat

But in all seriousness, you said that dogs aren't important to society, they sniff out dangerous things for planes, they are very important to the shearing industry and they do more thing than cats in general.
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Postby The Greater Luthorian Empire » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:06 am

Washington Resistance Army wrote:Turn, face animal, kick in head, move on. As for dog droppings.. Do you really expect to not see animal shit while out and about? Animals gotta drop it somewhere ya know :lol2:

Seriously people overestimate how tough dogs are, they only have teeth and you probably outweigh all but the biggest breeds. Dogs are only scary if there are several or you are a helpless toddler.
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Postby Conglomerate of Iron » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:06 am

Infected Mushroom wrote:
Sulania wrote:I don't post in NSG usually anymore, but this was so out there, I had to.

I don't agree with any of your points. Yeah, they're dangerous. So are stairs, and people are dangerous. So, your going to outlaw people next. People are more dangerous than dogs, they can use their minds and opposable thumbs to do things dogs can't. And dog droppings, really? That's a reason? I can't even tell if you're serious now.


yes many things are dangerous to society, but many things are necessary for society to function.

For example, you mention stairs. Yes stairs can be dangerous but they are a necessary aspect of many buildings.

Dogs are not NECESSARY for a society to function. We can easily envision a society without them that is safer and still livable.

You my good friend are a retard.

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