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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-11 02:45 PM
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Swiss Village Threatens To Kill Dogs If Owners Don't Pay Tax
Reconvilier, Switzerland Threatens To Kill Dogs If Owners Don't Pay Tax

GENEVA A Swiss village has found a drastic way to compel dog holders to pay their pet's annual tax: cough up, or the dog gets it.

Reconvilier population 2,245 humans, 280 dogs plans to put Fido on notice if its owner doesn't pay the annual $50 tax.

Local official Pierre-Alain Nemitz says the move is part of an effort to reclaim hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes.

He says a law from 1904 allows the village to kill dogs if its owner does not pay the canine charge.

Nemitz told the AP on Monday that authorities have received death threats since news of the plan got out.

"This isn't about a mass execution of dogs," Nemitz said. "It's meant to put pressure on people who don't cooperate."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/10/reconvilier-sw...
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EnviroBat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-11 02:47 PM
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1. Well, I've been looking for someplace other than the U.S. to live out the rest of my years.
Cross Switzerland off of my list...
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-11 02:48 PM
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2. Look, it's one tiny place, and nothing has happened. How is this "news"?
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-11 02:48 PM
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3. I know this is twisted, but my mind flashed on an old cover of the National Lampoon magazine
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-11 02:49 PM
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4. Disgusting. The dog isn't the one who isn't complying. nt
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