killing dogs

@toonvk (267)
Belgium
July 1, 2009 5:00pm CST
should dogs that bite be killed to secure ones safety? What do you think?
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
2 Jul 09
I think it depends on the circumstances. I do not think that a dog that is protecting it's owner or family should be destroyed for biting. However, no other reason is acceptable and an overly aggressive animal should be destroyed before it seriously harms someone or someone else's pet.
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@toonvk (267)
• Belgium
7 Jul 09
That's a good answer! A dog can be protective, but not aggressive in any way!Thank you! And happy mylotting
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
8 Jul 09
Dogs are bought and trained by many people for protection. They are even trained to take a bullet to protect a police officer. They will literally give their lives for the people they love. They should not be killed when they do this. But, you can't keep an aggressive animal that may turn on it's owners and others. I would like to point out though; that, if a normally gentle animal suddenly becomes aggressive, it should be taken to the vet immediately before it hurts anyone so they can find out what is wrong with it. I had a friend with a dog that started to become aggressive and he just ignored it. The dog attacked him without warning and almost took his thumb off (it was hanging on by just the skin). The dog was destroyed and the autopsy showed it had a huge brain tumor. If it had been detected earlier they could have treated it. Instead the dog had been suffering for months and he was seriously injured before anything was done.
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@toonvk (267)
• Belgium
8 Jul 09
Police dogs are different than aggressive dogs. Police dogs are trained to protect, not to attack, and still they'll only do it when told so. Aggressive dogs do attack without any warning what so ever, and that's the problem
@Rafayel (54)
• Sri Lanka
2 Jul 09
I agree. It totally depends on the circumstance which the dog was in. I personally deslike kiling, or even harming dogs. In my country, you can find plenty os strays anywhre.Dog bites are common, but only if they are serious are the dogs, umm, put down. I, personally think dogs should just be trained, and desciplined well.
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@toonvk (267)
• Belgium
7 Jul 09
I agree about the training and discipline part, but what you say about circumstances is not true (that's just my opinion). A dog can not make that difference. It bites or it doesn't. And this kind of aggressive dogs should be put down and the owner should be fined.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Jul 09
I think if the dog is aggressive in general, then yes. But if the dog bit somebody one time because it was being mistreated or teased, or to protect its owner, that's different. It depends on the situation.
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@toonvk (267)
• Belgium
7 Jul 09
So you believe it is okay for a dog to attack another living being if that living being crosses the dogs territory? That's very dangerous! Do you believe a dog can tell the difference when to attack and when not to? I don't think so really.
@KawaiiInu (143)
• Uruguay
4 Jul 09
No, not at all, beacuse 99,9% of the time it is the Owners/Persons fault that they got bitten, and it is terribly unfair to just kill the dog because the did what it is there nature.
@toonvk (267)
• Belgium
7 Jul 09
Okay the owner should be fined, but the dog should stay alive? Stay a risk for every person it meets?
@geniustiger (1699)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
I think it is not right to kill dogs. You have to chained it so that it cannot bite again. Then if it was bited by someone the dog will be observed for 1 week if what happened to it. If it is weak there rabies on it but if nothing happened to it no rabies at all. If it was done wrong the viterenarian check th brain of the dog if it has rabies.
@toonvk (267)
• Belgium
7 Jul 09
That is not doable! Their is no one who will pay another person just to observe a dog. Not even the government. Certainly not in this crisis.