‘Get Your Paws Off Our Pets!’ – Italians Tell The Tax Man

A proposal to raise revenue by taxing dog and cat owners in cash-strapped Italy has been defeated amid threats of mayhem and public disobedience:

‘Italy was abuzz for hours after local media reported a parliamentary commission had proposed a tax on domestic “animals of affection” to raise revenue for debt-strapped cities and towns.

Protests were voiced by everyone from animal rights groups – who said it would prompt more people to abandon animals – to politicians who called it “grotesque”, “surreal”, “idiotic” and “shameful”.’

Good on Italians for standing up to those mad bureaucrats’ thought bubble! Tells you a little about what got that country in the mess in the first place.


About Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom is a Registered Veterinarian, a writer and an educator

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