Animal Rights

Pay Your Taxes—or the Dog Gets It

| by PETA

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In the small Swiss village of Reconvilier, two things are certain: death and taxes—especially if you're a dog. Citing a law dating to 1904, town leaders are telling dog guardians that if they don't pay their annual pet taxes, officials may kill their dogs.

Reconvilier official Pierre-Alain Nemitz says that the town wants to recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes. He said the move is intended to "put pressure on people who don't cooperate."

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Nemitz said he's been receiving death threats since news of the plan broke. So getting death threats isn't fun, huh? Hmmm, sounds like payback to me.

And you thought the IRS was bad!

Written by Michelle Sherrow