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originally posted by: makemap
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
There is a major side effect if people start feeding animals. There are other people who needs food. Where do you think all the food comes from? Food isn't an unlimited resource. It is also seasonal. When most of the food goes to pet instead of humans. The pet will become food. When people don't get food, there will be war. Animals will always be below the food chain for humanity. I ain't going to blame anyone for eating dogs or cats(Asia). They are very safe right now within our society from being extinct because they are a natural pet.
originally posted by: seagull
Unless it's changed, the EBT program has two facets, one is food, the other is, for all intents, cash. It's to be used for "other necessities".
2) Other, with no definition on other. Pet food applies.
originally posted by: Oaktree
Rice is cheap, so is Dinty Moore Beef Stew.
One could probably feed a dog and themselves for less than $15/wk.
originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
If you give a homeless person money, they can spend it on drugs, or something to eat, or feed their dog, sure. You know that when you give them that money out of your own free will.
What we are talking about is different, food stamps. We are forced to pay for this through taxes. That's where I have the problem. There are many absolute animal lovers that don't have a pet (or a child for that matter) because they are being responsible, how ironic is it for them to have to pay for someone else's pet???
originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver
a reply to: schuyler
I guess I'm not used to how things work there. In the Netherlands, if you are on welfare you get a single monthly payment. All bills must be paid from that single deposit. I guess people could abuse the system to buy alcohol, drugs and/or hire pink-haired strippers but in 2 months you will be homeless.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: JAGStorm
Should anyone be able to tell someone what they may and may not do, with the pitiful scraps which fall from the high table of governance?