Animal cruelty laws are already in place. People who mistreat animals need to be reported and punished. That's all that needs to be done. Other than that, the government needs to stay out of peoples' business and out of their homes. There are far too many laws, regulations, bans as it is. I don't agree with a law that one has to microchip his dog. I'm sick of groups of people telling other people what they have to do at every turn. Where do people get off thinking this is okay?! RTH's post says it all.