Irish Orinda, CA 7/1/2009 6:05:52 AM This bill is simply a new tax, and potentially a very high tax, on pets. It is intended to reduce pet ownership by making ownership more expensive and complicated. Just a "small" tax... to start. Just let the camel get its nose into the tent a little bit... The impact on backyard breeders will be nil. The law will be ignored. Do you REALLY think this will have any significant impact on backyard breeders? Of course not! But the state will have new tax revenues paid by law-abiding pet owners. And what will the state do with the money they collect? Use it to dream up more nanny laws that raise more taxes and further restrict individual freedoms. When un-neutered pets are criminalized, only criminals will have un-neutered pets.