This is just too amusing not to share.  The actual subject I know is a very serious one to those involved but you can almost….almost see this….

Sacramento, CA – A marble monument to service dogs, originally set to be displayed in Sacramento, California, may be on its way out of the golden state. The reason? The statue’s “manhood” is still intact.

Proponents of the recently-tabled state assembly bill AB-1634, the so-called “California Healthy Pets Act”, which would require that most of the state’s dogs and cats over the age of 6 months be sterilized, claim that placing the image of an intact male dog on public property is harmful and sends the wrong message to California pet owners.

“Its not an appropriate display, in a state that carries out three million euthanasias a year.” said Dan Nender, a 1634 supporter who filed suit in Sacramento Federal Court to have the monument altered.

Pressed about the number, since most reputable sources set that number at 400,000, Nender replied, “One is too many. Concentrate on the point I’m making, not the numbers.”

The sculptor who created the piece, Fidel Marquez of Hemingford, Nebraska, has already refused to alter it. “This is ridiculous. I’ll put the damn thing on my lawn before I ‘neuter’ it.”

“Frankly, it doesn’t matter what the artist wants, or for that matter whether the lawsuit succeeds.” responded Nender. “This is the will of the people… and don’t ask me which people, and we’re going to carry it out. If this guy doesn’t want to do the work himself, we’ll sneak in there at night and use a Saws-All on it.”

“We cannot have intact testicles on government property. As California government officials, at least the one’s on our side will attest to, Sacramento is a testicle-free zone.”

Assembly Bill AB-1634 may come before the California legislature some time again in 2008, according to supporters, but in the meantime, they say they will fight the battle their way. “The ends justify the means,” said Nender. Even if the means includes vandalism.

California Department of Parks, who oversee this sort of project, did not return our calls immediately, and the Governor could not be reached for comment. However, plans to erect the monument are on hold until the lawsuit is settled or dismissed.

“It’s a shame,” Karen Billings, planning coordinator for the National Association for Dogs in Service (NADS) told us. “These folks just won’t let it go. They’re obsessed with dog testicles. That didn’t sound right…” (Official News Agency)

You do have to admit the whole idea is quite amusing!

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