Article About Property Rights!
Ah, the rare opportunity when someone in the mainstream raises the topic of property rights. Mark Robison of Reno sent me an article he wrote about Bill Chamberlain, who rescued a dog named Oshata, who is probably a wolf hybrid, after "months of torture" (and if you’re thinking Tammie Grimes, this is indeed similar). Bill, of the nonprofit United States Wolf Refuge and Adoption Center, may be charged with theft. Oshata weighed 20 pounds and should have weighed 90 (picture my boy Charles at 20 pounds!). The article/post is called: "Animals as property–how this affects the Oshata case." There are plenty of links within the post that point you to what you need to know about the case, including photos.
In my experience, animals as pets is the only usage of animals that the average person is willing to entertain and may even understand regarding property rights. They’re just not as receptive to talking about property rights and cows and meat. So now’s your chance to get in there (there is only one comment right now). My advice? Keep it short and simple. Don’t use any Latin. Avoid jargon like the plague. And be nice, for heaven’s sake!
I like what Mark did in this post; he presented core issues that set the stage for animal abuse and then rescue as theft. And he did it in an easily-followed manner. This isn’t exactly a topic being talked about at water coolers around America. Submit comments that will keep this important discussion alive, lively, respectful and respectable.