Every animal I've owned has been spayed or neutered, including the two purebred animals I owned. I didn't spay or neuter a single one because it was mandatory; I did it because it was the intelligent choice.
Can anyone who supports mandatory spaying and neutering answer these questions, please:
1. Do you really think you have the right to dictate others' choices regarding their pets?
2. Has making this part of a city code ever lowered a euthanasia rate? In other words, can you offer valid proof that mandatory spaying and neutering helps to stop the killing in shelters?
This 2005 article about Austin's shelter includes the opinion of a vet tech who carried out euthanasia duties on a regular basis. He didn't support mandatory spaying/neutering. Considering what he does for a living, I think he's earned his right to his opinion - perhaps more than most of us have.