In San Francisco's Public Sex Mecca, Dogs Left Out of the Action
But if you're not human there's no place in this city to have sex on public property. Public animal sex is, for the most part, illegal in San Francisco. If that animal happens to be a pit bull, owners may face multiple fines if their animal so much as possesses equipment sufficient for sex.
But when it comes to the yen to socialize, to form romantic relationships, and to love -- to satisfy life's most basic desires -- dogs suffer a level of discrimination worse than any human not residing in a penal colony..Nobody listened. Instead, tragedy struck and the no-public-dog-sex situation got even worse. That June, 12-year-old Nicholas Faibish was killed when he came in contact with two pit bulls, a male and a female in heat.
"The mayor put a dog task force together, and we were studying incidents where people were severely mauled and killed," said Animal Control director Rebecca Katz. "It turned out, it often involved dogs that weren't neutered and were in a breeding frenzy, like in the Faibish case."
In July three people were attacked in Golden Gate Park by a pit bull that SFPD animal specialist Officer John Denny said was part of a "breeding couple." The dogs were seized and killed, reports said.
More commonly, police officers will respond to a call not related to animals, see a pit bull, and check to see if it has gonads.
If it's female, "They'll ask if the dog is altered," Katz said. If not, "they seize the dog."
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