On Closing US Horse Slaughter Plants|
|Date:||March 20th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)|| |
Sounds like a classic failure to think things through; what did they *expect* people to do? Had they even thought about it?
|Date:||March 20th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)|| |
Unfortunately, it's a rampant issue.
"We're against [foo] so let's ban it!" -> [foo] goes underground, or to a less regulated area, and becomes *worse*.
Banning an action rarely ends up with the intended consequences, and is usually just a poorly thought out NIMBY response. Once it's invisible to the people who originally didn't like it... they stop caring about it happening.