lawmakers want ban on human names for pets

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    A Brazilian legislator wants to make it illegal to give pets names that are common among people. Federal congressman Reinaldo Santos e Silva proposed the law after psychologists suggested that some children may get depressed when they learn they share their first name with someone's pet, said Damarias Alves, a spokeswoman for Silva.

    "Names have importance," said Alves. The congressman "wants to challenge people's assumptions that it's acceptable to give animals human names," she said.

    If the law is passed, pet stores and veterinary clinics would be required to display a sign noting the prohibition of human first names for pets.

    Brazilians who break the law would be subject to fines or community service.


    http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/americas/10/28/dog.names.ap/index.html
     
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  3. vicktor

    vicktor New Member

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    Now that's a law that is ahead of its time!?
     
  4. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    Hi Vicktor, where have you been sweetheart?
     
  5. Arielle

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    With some of the human names I've seen recently, how would they define this? It wouldn't surprise me if some parent named their kid Rover. So then what could you call teh family dog?
     
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    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    Yeah, I can just see it now. You'd be name your dog "Dog No. 284654." :p
     
  7. Txswthrt5

    Txswthrt5 New Member

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    My dog is Sigmund. I would NEVER in a billion years name a child this, but it is a persons name...what to do what to do?
     
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    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    My German Shepherd's name is "Argus Attila VonBrycehaus." I don't think we need worry that its a person's name! LOL
     
  9. Arielle

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    My dog's name is "Major Pain in the Butt" I think that might be many people's name!!! :D :D :D :D
     
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    Txswthrt5 New Member

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    I have to object - as that is my Husbands name as well... :laugh:
     
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    I didn't know my boyfriend was married!! :eek: :D
     
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    I knew my dog shared his name with many men!!!
     

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