The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Here is just another recent example...Out of many that happen every single day in this country...watch the video...it doesnt show the attack
Police are increasingly having to SHOOT dogs attacking citizens...my son in law told me a k9 officer who responded to a dog attack on kids in atlantic city with him...had to set his k9 dog on a pitbull to distract it off the kid....they couldnt shoot the dog without risking the kids life....the k9 dog made out ok...because they shot and killed the pit......this has gotten out of control....I love dogs but I love kid more.
- Two dogs attacked a 62-year-old woman who was exercising on a track at a senior center on Long Island Thursday morning, police said.
The woman, Shashi Sharma, suffered serious wounds but was able to call police. The incident happened at about 11 a.m. on September 29, 2011.
Nassau County cops responded to the area, near Brookside Junior High School in North Merrick, and found the dogs attacking the woman at the edge of a parking lot. The dogs, believed to be pit bulls, shifted their focus to the officers, who fired at them.
The dogs ran off, but one collapsed and died. The other dog is in hiding, and police are conducting an extensive search to find it.
Dogs Maul Woman on Long Island
Each case needs to be investigated and the punishment determined by the results of the investigations....but this needs to be slowed down...it can never be stopped totally..
So, what do you all think about you having a guest (Say an aunt) over to your house. While this relative is at your house your dog is eating his food. Lets say that the aunt reaches for the dogs food bowl and the dog growls at the person. The person backs off and then goes back for the food bowl. The dog again growls. The third time the food bowl aggressor reaches for the bowl the dog jumps up and bites the person in the face. Is the home owner at fault (Say this happened over a few seconds and the dog owners were out of the room).
If it's somebody breaking into your house, and your dog rips a them up... the owner shouldn't be punished at all, even though they have been fined and charged under those circumstances before.
I have only ever known one child who was attacked by a dog, and she constantly teased the dog and was mean to it. Dogs are special creatures with their own social structures, hierarchies, and behaviours living among us. The dog's response to being teased and being treated cruel, as it probably perceived it, was natural IMO, and putting the dog to sleep for viciousness would have been extreme. The little girl's mom also made it clear as to why the dog attacked her, and she learned to respect animals as a result.
I think it's hard to say what should happen, because every circumstance is different. I definitely wouldn't say that the owner should go to jail 100% of the time though... just seems extreme given the things I have seen from my personal POV