Tinyh0rse1 karma2015-04-08 02:28:00 UTC
Well that's encouraging. I agree that larger dogs tend to bare the brunt of this, but it has happened to small dogs too. This one was a Welsh Corgi: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/09/16/washington-barking-wrong-dog-killed/15738361/
Not to mention that it is dangerous for humans as well, as owners have also been shot accidentally while the officer attempted to kill the dog. Google and Youtube have pages and pages of results for "cop shoots dog." :( I'm glad you agree that police should receive some training for these situations, because as an animal lover and dog owner this is very disturbing. I used to walk dogs part-time and I have had many dogs bark at me or even growl when I enter their house for the first time, and all I had to do was ignore it, act natural and get their leash and ask if they want to go for a walk. It was all a front--they were never going to attack me.
Anyway I hope if the idea of training ever comes up, you will support it, because this is a very scary epidemic. Thank you for taking the time to respond.
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Tinyh0rse1 karma2015-04-07 22:42:45 UTC
I wish I had seen this earlier and this will probably get buried but I have read so many stories and seen so much footage of cops that shoot any dogs they encounter on the property... how do you feel about that? Because I would be too afraid to call the cops for assistance now that I know there is good chance they will kill my pet. Your typical household pet has no "guard dog" training and would rather bark and/or run away than attack, and yet cops tend treat every dog as a threat to their life... do you support training to better equip cops to handle animals without deadly force as well?
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