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(BBC-US)   Sure, debt collectors in the US can be nasty, but at least they don't auction off your dog   (bbc.com) divider line
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2020-05-22 5:57:59 PM  
11 votes:

chitownmike: psykick dancehall: ZAZ: Makes me wonder why they don't auction off dogs in America. Dogs may have low market value, but at least in some places the cost of debt collection gets added onto the debt. The Boston Globe ran a series on how the Sheriff seized cars to pay debts and charged a collection fee exceeding the value of some of the cars.  So people had no car and were even deeper in debt. As a result of that story creditors can't seize beaters any more; the first several thousand dollars of a car's value is protected.

a car is not a companion animal you jackass

A dog is only willing to be your companion because you feed it


LOL wrong. Its been proven in several studies on dogs. Dogs really love you, not just for food.
 
2020-05-22 5:39:49 PM  
11 votes:
... me owing someone a little money would rapidly become the least of their worries.
 
2020-05-22 6:47:53 PM  
9 votes:

chitownmike: A dog is only willing to be your companion because you feed it


That's ridiculous. Dogs are willing companions because dogs are animals that need companions, just like people. The only unique factor is that dogs and humans have a cross-species link that is unusual.

Whatever love you feel for other people, or dogs, is probably just a more advanced, nuanced love than your dog is capable of feeling.

Anyone coming to repo my dog is getting a bullet in the face. But if my life has gone so far sideways that my dog is getting seized, I'd probably want to go down shooting anyway.
 
2020-05-22 3:12:55 PM  
9 votes:
Cue the John Wick memes.
 
2020-05-22 5:47:20 PM  
8 votes:

ZAZ: Makes me wonder why they don't auction off dogs in America. Dogs may have low market value, but at least in some places the cost of debt collection gets added onto the debt. The Boston Globe ran a series on how the Sheriff seized cars to pay debts and charged a collection fee exceeding the value of some of the cars.  So people had no car and were even deeper in debt. As a result of that story creditors can't seize beaters any more; the first several thousand dollars of a car's value is protected.


a car is not a companion animal you jackass
 
2020-05-22 9:47:54 PM  
5 votes:

psykick dancehall: again, as a dog owner, i am so mad i can't see straight


I have no kids, I only have two dogs. You will literally have to kill me to take my dogs from me.
 
2020-05-22 6:34:38 PM  
5 votes:

johnsoninca: Cue the John Wick memes.


Not gonna lie, this is something I'd actually avail myself of a firearm to stop if I were in that situation.
 
2020-05-22 5:41:19 PM  
5 votes:
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2020-05-22 8:34:11 PM  
4 votes:

psykick dancehall: ZAZ: psykick dancehall: ZAZ: Makes me wonder why they don't auction off dogs in America. Dogs may have low market value, but at least in some places the cost of debt collection gets added onto the debt. The Boston Globe ran a series on how the Sheriff seized cars to pay debts and charged a collection fee exceeding the value of some of the cars.  So people had no car and were even deeper in debt. As a result of that story creditors can't seize beaters any more; the first several thousand dollars of a car's value is protected.

a car is not a companion animal you jackass

Under the law of my state and many others a dog is just another piece of personal property.  If somebody isn't paying attention and runs over your dog and kills it you get fair market value of a dog -- very little for a mutt from the shelter, somewhat more for a purebred.  If it lives you get reasonable cost to repair (vet bill).  Its emotional value to you does not translate into dollars.  But its emotional value does make you more likely to pay ransom to get it back from the creditor.


generally, in my experience, if one's sole argument is based on the letter of the law, they are on the wrong side of the argument.

i may have been wrong in calling you a jackass. maybe you're just a sociopath, or a robot


Maybe he just didn't want to buy in to either your strawman or appeal to emotion?

Maybe you'll have better luck with you ad hominem.
 
2020-05-22 5:40:37 PM  
4 votes:
again, as a dog owner, i am so mad i can't see straight
 
2020-05-22 9:14:05 PM  
3 votes:
I have (and would again) risked my own life to run back into a dangerous situation to save my pets (ferrets) and if anyone attempted to take them from me there would be hell to pay. Possessions can be replaced. Living things with unique personalities cannot.
 
2020-05-22 8:31:35 PM  
3 votes:

Erebus1954: Magnanimous_J: Whatever love you feel for other people, or dogs, is probably just a more advanced, nuanced love than your dog is capable of feeling.

Dogs are morons. They are panting, drooling, feces-eating idiots barely smarter than plants.

I love animals but dogs disgust me.


Dogs are like children
 
2020-05-22 6:24:36 PM  
3 votes:

chitownmike: psykick dancehall: ZAZ: Makes me wonder why they don't auction off dogs in America. Dogs may have low market value, but at least in some places the cost of debt collection gets added onto the debt. The Boston Globe ran a series on how the Sheriff seized cars to pay debts and charged a collection fee exceeding the value of some of the cars.  So people had no car and were even deeper in debt. As a result of that story creditors can't seize beaters any more; the first several thousand dollars of a car's value is protected.

a car is not a companion animal you jackass

A dog is only willing to be your companion because you feed it


So when a dog sacrifices its life to protect its owner its because of the good tasting kibble?
 
2020-05-22 9:17:43 PM  
2 votes:

lack of warmth: psykick dancehall: ZAZ: psykick dancehall: ZAZ: Makes me wonder why they don't auction off dogs in America. Dogs may have low market value, but at least in some places the cost of debt collection gets added onto the debt. The Boston Globe ran a series on how the Sheriff seized cars to pay debts and charged a collection fee exceeding the value of some of the cars.  So people had no car and were even deeper in debt. As a result of that story creditors can't seize beaters any more; the first several thousand dollars of a car's value is protected.

a car is not a companion animal you jackass

Under the law of my state and many others a dog is just another piece of personal property.  If somebody isn't paying attention and runs over your dog and kills it you get fair market value of a dog -- very little for a mutt from the shelter, somewhat more for a purebred.  If it lives you get reasonable cost to repair (vet bill).  Its emotional value to you does not translate into dollars.  But its emotional value does make you more likely to pay ransom to get it back from the creditor.


generally, in my experience, if one's sole argument is based on the letter of the law, they are on the wrong side of the argument.

i may have been wrong in calling you a jackass. maybe you're just a sociopath, or a robot

However, when something happens to your dog, all the tears in the world isn't going to increase the civil lawsuit.


what is this in reference to?

Debt collection is about property.  Legally, dogs are property, and some dogs are property worth monetary value.

sure, and what i was saying there is that a price that is put on something in terms of the law doesn't necessarily reflect the real world value of it

To some degree, it is just unhealthy to cling so tightly to an animal over feelings, as it is to ignore the positives of OWNING a dog.

what are you talking about?

However, I have no problem with dogs being sold to settle debt when it comes to breeders.  They are running a business, and as such, the dogs are assets.  Which means this shouldn't be a blanket practice, but an option based on the situation of the debtor. Now if you're done barking, we can consider that not everyone owning valuable purebreds are in it for companionship.

i said nothing about breeding, and that's a whole other can of worms

If anything, most people who have dogs for the actual companionship have mix breeds, and no one is thinking they can sell the dog. .

maybe, but i have a feeling you just pulled that out of your ass
 
2020-05-22 8:29:38 PM  
2 votes:

Magnanimous_J: Whatever love you feel for other people, or dogs, is probably just a more advanced, nuanced love than your dog is capable of feeling.


Dogs are morons. They are panting, drooling, feces-eating idiots barely smarter than plants.

I love animals but dogs disgust me.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-05-22 7:02:12 PM  
2 votes:

psykick dancehall: ZAZ: Makes me wonder why they don't auction off dogs in America. Dogs may have low market value, but at least in some places the cost of debt collection gets added onto the debt. The Boston Globe ran a series on how the Sheriff seized cars to pay debts and charged a collection fee exceeding the value of some of the cars.  So people had no car and were even deeper in debt. As a result of that story creditors can't seize beaters any more; the first several thousand dollars of a car's value is protected.

a car is not a companion animal you jackass


Under the law of my state and many others a dog is just another piece of personal property.  If somebody isn't paying attention and runs over your dog and kills it you get fair market value of a dog -- very little for a mutt from the shelter, somewhat more for a purebred.  If it lives you get reasonable cost to repair (vet bill).  Its emotional value to you does not translate into dollars.  But its emotional value does make you more likely to pay ransom to get it back from the creditor.
 
2020-05-22 5:55:28 PM  
2 votes:

psykick dancehall: ZAZ: Makes me wonder why they don't auction off dogs in America. Dogs may have low market value, but at least in some places the cost of debt collection gets added onto the debt. The Boston Globe ran a series on how the Sheriff seized cars to pay debts and charged a collection fee exceeding the value of some of the cars.  So people had no car and were even deeper in debt. As a result of that story creditors can't seize beaters any more; the first several thousand dollars of a car's value is protected.

a car is not a companion animal you jackass


A dog is only willing to be your companion because you feed it
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-05-22 5:07:24 PM  
2 votes:
Makes me wonder why they don't auction off dogs in America. Dogs may have low market value, but at least in some places the cost of debt collection gets added onto the debt. The Boston Globe ran a series on how the Sheriff seized cars to pay debts and charged a collection fee exceeding the value of some of the cars.  So people had no car and were even deeper in debt. As a result of that story creditors can't seize beaters any more; the first several thousand dollars of a car's value is protected.
 
2020-05-22 9:27:41 PM  
1 vote:

chitownmike: psykick dancehall: ZAZ: Makes me wonder why they don't auction off dogs in America. Dogs may have low market value, but at least in some places the cost of debt collection gets added onto the debt. The Boston Globe ran a series on how the Sheriff seized cars to pay debts and charged a collection fee exceeding the value of some of the cars.  So people had no car and were even deeper in debt. As a result of that story creditors can't seize beaters any more; the first several thousand dollars of a car's value is protected.

a car is not a companion animal you jackass

A dog is only willing to be your companion because you feed it


You are thinking of cats.
 
2020-05-22 9:03:31 PM  
1 vote:

Carousel Beast: psykick dancehall: ZAZ: psykick dancehall: ZAZ: Makes me wonder why they don't auction off dogs in America. Dogs may have low market value, but at least in some places the cost of debt collection gets added onto the debt. The Boston Globe ran a series on how the Sheriff seized cars to pay debts and charged a collection fee exceeding the value of some of the cars.  So people had no car and were even deeper in debt. As a result of that story creditors can't seize beaters any more; the first several thousand dollars of a car's value is protected.

a car is not a companion animal you jackass

Under the law of my state and many others a dog is just another piece of personal property.  If somebody isn't paying attention and runs over your dog and kills it you get fair market value of a dog -- very little for a mutt from the shelter, somewhat more for a purebred.  If it lives you get reasonable cost to repair (vet bill).  Its emotional value to you does not translate into dollars.  But its emotional value does make you more likely to pay ransom to get it back from the creditor.


generally, in my experience, if one's sole argument is based on the letter of the law, they are on the wrong side of the argument.

i may have been wrong in calling you a jackass. maybe you're just a sociopath, or a robot

Maybe he just didn't want to buy in to either your strawman or appeal to emotion?

Maybe you'll have better luck with you ad hominem.


i can't be bothered to look it up but i think you can help me out, mr./ms. logical fallacy: is there a fancy word or phrase for comparing an inanimate object to a living creature? i'd like some more horsesh*t to stack on this pile. thanks.
 
2020-05-22 7:16:05 PM  
1 vote:

ZAZ: psykick dancehall: ZAZ: Makes me wonder why they don't auction off dogs in America. Dogs may have low market value, but at least in some places the cost of debt collection gets added onto the debt. The Boston Globe ran a series on how the Sheriff seized cars to pay debts and charged a collection fee exceeding the value of some of the cars.  So people had no car and were even deeper in debt. As a result of that story creditors can't seize beaters any more; the first several thousand dollars of a car's value is protected.

a car is not a companion animal you jackass

Under the law of my state and many others a dog is just another piece of personal property.  If somebody isn't paying attention and runs over your dog and kills it you get fair market value of a dog -- very little for a mutt from the shelter, somewhat more for a purebred.  If it lives you get reasonable cost to repair (vet bill).  Its emotional value to you does not translate into dollars.  But its emotional value does make you more likely to pay ransom to get it back from the creditor.



generally, in my experience, if one's sole argument is based on the letter of the law, they are on the wrong side of the argument.

i may have been wrong in calling you a jackass. maybe you're just a sociopath, or a robot
 
2020-05-22 5:43:23 PM  
1 vote:
It is the Ukrain, they are chattle, much like wives.
 
2020-05-22 5:38:08 PM  
1 vote:
Yet.  Give them time.
 
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