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Surely the right to property includes the right to exclude dogs from urinating on one’s property?
This was a public park.
And the point of posting the photo wasn’t to make a political statement. It was to make a joke about the possibility of a dog making a political statement in where he chooses to pee. See, dogs don’t really have the mental capacity to hold politi . . .
Obligatory tragedy of the commons reference–
If public parks just become toilets for the dogs of the rich and the homeless, isn’t that disenfranchising the poor of a scarce resource? The poor don’t necessarily have access to many parks, and a lot of them function solely as dog parks and hobo huts, which cause a public good to only benefit portions of the population.