Pay…or the dog gets it!
Your dog tag fee, that is…
The law, dating back to 1904, gives the Swiss village of Reconvilier (population 2,245) the right to have a dog killed if the owner has not paid the annual fee of $50. Local official Pierre-Alain Nemitz:
… the move is part of an effort to reclaim hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes.
Monsieur Nemitz has reportedly been receiving death threats since news of his plan got out.
For the record the town has 280 dogs. 280 dogs x $50 = $14,000/year in taxes.