Personally, I don't agree with the bill - I read about it a few days ago and frankly, I was appalled. Although the items contained within the bill aren't unreasonable at all, I think that the law could too easily be misinterpreted, or people could have their pets taken away unnecessarily by "animal police" with a personal agenda, or simply those who are misinformed. I think it delves way too far into peoples' personal lives - I mean, one of the items in the bill states that anyone who is able should acquire a companion for their animal if that animal seems to need it. Well, who decides that? The arbitrary decision of the enforcers of the bill, or the owner? How can the animal police ever get a grasp on the pet's care and quality of life day-to-day?
I especially disagree with the fact that the animals can be taken away due to "possibility of future abuse or neglect" - basically you can be charged before you even commit any crime. I think that this gives the animal police far too much power. The problem isn't the actual items in the bill itself - the problem for me is giving flawed human beings so much control over others' personal lives. Although I agree with taking the best possible care of our animals, I think that making a bill like this goes way too far. Our personal lives should be just that - personal.