|Re: Dogs and common facilities||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred-List manager (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2019 06:16:15 -0700 (PDT)|
Melanie G <gomelaniego [at] gmail.com> is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> after deleting quoted digest. SPECIAL NOTE from list manager... I've long had the admonition below but recently learned that our 500+ gmail subscribers may have a hard time knowing HOW to trim quotes! So far I have not figured it out. If you know how, please write to me off-list (it is "off topic...) I'll be posting when I learn how... Digest subscribers, please delete most of quoted digest and restore subject line when replying. NOTE: Digest subscribers can make replying easier by using "auto folders" particularly Gmail and Outlook users. See http://justcomm.org/jc-faq.htm#Q6.5 -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- I have some questions that I would love folks to consider around the issue of inclusion when it comes to dogs in communities. Why are dogs treated like property? And could it become ok to treat them as individuals? My understanding of US law is that children are also treated as property. If dog's dander creates allergies, could this be addressed in ways that don't punish the dog and his or her person, or the person who is allergic? If some dogs are somehow disruptive, can this be addressed the same way it would be if a different member of a family was creating the disruption? If people don't like or are afraid of a dog, is it possible to address that all dogs are not the same? Replace the word dog with the word child and see how that changes. Is it really that different? If so, what makes it so? I am really seriously asking these questions here. Because I so long for us human animals to remember that we are all equal parts of the universe. We are all animals. Dogs have lived with us since the beginning of time. And we treat them as objects when we lump all dogs together and make rules pertaining to entire species rather than individual behaviors or circumstances. How can we make sure we as much as possible care for all needs? Personally, I would want to live in a place where all needs are considered equally, including the needs of non human animals. Thanks for the opportunity to share what's important to me. Please consider Mark Beckhof as a source of info about dogs and humans.
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- Re: dogs and common facilities Fred-List manager, October 4 2019
- Re: Dogs and common facilities Fred-List manager, October 5 2019
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