So, earlier today, I noted that the city of St. Louis is currently looking at Mandatory Spay/Neuter.
On Sunday, a different well-intentioned, but poorly informed animal welfare person wrote a letter to the editor pushing for the same law in Memphis. The writer says that not only should the city pass Mandatory Spay/Neuter (MSN), they should enforce it and force people to pay a 'huge yearly fee" to breed a dog. She promotes this as "the only solution for the problem".
However, the writer seems to not know that:
There is no excues to not understand the impact of MSN laws. The information is readily available to you. And virtually no animal welfare organization supports MSN any more. Because it doesn't work.
No one is going to inform you, and it's easier than ever to inform yourself. But the days of pushing for something that has been tried elsewhere and hoping for the best are over. Or need to be.