Sure it's a Category 5, but my dog needs me ...
More legislation designed to protect silly people.
Federal disaster grants to state and local governments should be conditioned on how they accommodate pets in their evacuation plans, say lawmakers disturbed that some Hurricane Katrina victims refused to leave home because they couldn't take their animals with them.How about how many more people would have saved themselves had they not been so stupid as to stay for a dog or cat.
"I cannot help but wonder how many more people could have been saved had they been able to take their pets," Rep. Tom Lantos, D-California, said Thursday.
As to why we need this legislation ... from the Humane Society of the United States:
"We cannot rely on individual acts of compassion," Markarian said.As for the American Humane Association:
While the legislation may draw attention to the issue, it doesn't "have any real meat in it," said Sara Spaulding.On that she might be right, we're gonna need a lot more meat, (and pork,) dogs love meat.