I wonder if Bryant knows or even cares about the pain and suffering his anti-Pit Bull legislation causes. Is this law just the price the public has to pay for his career ambitions? What does he think or feel when he hears about the distress that his law puts dog owners through? Anything? Or does he just snort, take another quick glance in the sideview for any approaching bicycle couriers who might be getting too close and then step on the gas to his shiny new job.
Do you think the Brampton animal control officers who grabbed Rambo and Brittany think they did a good thing? An ethical thing? Do they see themselves as playing the heroes in a war against evil, monster dogs? Or is taking innocent, beloved family pets just another day on the job for them? What could have possibly compelled them to do this if there were no complaints against these dogs? Let's say Rambo and Brittany are actually Pit Bulls. Why bother them? Why not just leave them be? They did nothing wrong. They have homes. They are loved. Why go out of their way to ruin all that?
Do the bureaucrats at Brampton animal control think they are doing a public service by not allowing the owners of Rambo and Brittany to visit their own dogs? Are they protecting us, the public, by not letting an independent vet check out Rambo and Brittany? Who are they protecting really? What are they protecting?
From the top to the bottom, Rambo and Brittany are being abused by the laws and the law keepers of this province and it's hard to figure out why. It's hard to understand the driving force behind all this unnecessary pain to both dogs and owners. I hesitate to say it's vindictiveness because I don't think there's even that much emotion or thought behind it.
Maybe it's just evil.
From The Banality of Evil:
The concept of the banality of evil came into prominence following the publication of Hannah Arendt's 1963 book Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, which was based on the trial of Adolph Eichmann in Jerusalem. Arendt's thesis was that people who carry out unspeakable crimes, like Eichmann, a top administrator in the machinery of the Nazi death camps, may not be crazy fanatics at all, but rather ordinary individuals who simply accept the premises of their state and participate in any ongoing enterprise with the energy of good bureaucrats.
(H/t KC Dog Blog) From Brampton Guardian, Dogs refused medical visit:
The City of Brampton has refused to allow the Branco family’s veterinarian to check on the well-being of their dog being held by the city for close to a month.
“They don’t have a city vet (on staff),” Branco pointed out. “It’s probably a staffer that will, of course, say the dogs are fine.”
He said he is worried about the dogs’ health because they have been confined to cages for 23 1/2 hours a day every day since they were seized Jan. 13. With little to no human contact, and being isolated from their families, there is concern about how the dogs are coping.
From Saturday's protest: