My Bro was jailed & fined for beating up a DOG

Singapore
March 8, 2007 3:17am CST
My brother was jailed for a week + fined for $3000 in a local district court. Reason he gave for beating up the Dog was that it bit his girlfriend's arm which later lead to her having a fever after that and saw a doctor. Would you sympathise the MAN or the DOG???
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• United States
8 Mar 07
I really feel bad for your brother, but I just don't see any reason to beat a dog. They are about as helpless as babies are, however, I guess there are other factors that would play into it. Was he defending himself and his girlfriend? Or didn't happen after she went to the doctor? What caused the dog to bite her? And so on...
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• Singapore
8 Mar 07
I don't see it either way too. He should have minded his business and maybe give the dog a scare. Heard that the dog was a siberian husky given to the family from young till now. Poor dog....
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• United States
8 Mar 07
Siberian Huskies are beautiful dogs. All the ones I have ever known have had a wonderful temperment... You said that he had bitten his owners before? I wonder if they have been abusive towards him... especially since they've had him since a pup.
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• Singapore
8 Mar 07
The owners could have been abusive towards the dog before hence the behaviour of the siberian husky. I hope thru' this series of happenings, this will teach my bro to be careful and think on his feet when he encounters such incidents again...
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• United States
8 Mar 07
I blame the owner's of the dog for allowing this incident to happen. I own a dog that is known for her unpredictable behavior so I do not allow contact between her and people she doesn't know. I also blame the man for beating the dog. People need to realize that very smart dogs have intelligence similar to a four-year-old child. Would he beat up a four-year-old child if the child bit his girlfriend? Not the same situation I realize, but dogs are not as smart as adult human beings and cannot weigh decisions like we can.
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• Singapore
9 Mar 07
I fully agree with you. Animals are still animals, owners should keep a tight rein on their dogs especially if their dogs have odd behaviours like biting other dogs or human beings. Thanks for your feedback...
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• United States
8 Mar 07
i sympathise with the dog. the owner is responsible for the dogs actions - the dog bit someone - owners fault (unless dog has mental problems). owner needs to TRAIN his dog! i WOULD sypathise with your brother IF he was beating the dog OFF OF HER. but the way you write it, it sounds like she got bit, then he went and beat the dog. thats abuse.
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• Singapore
8 Mar 07
The dog has bitten its owners before was what i've heard from my family members. This time round with her new boyfriend, he wants to act garang or hero to the damsels distress and in the end ended up in jail himself...
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• United States
8 Mar 07
My sympathies lie with the dog. I'm glad to see that somewhere the judicial system is finally stepping forward to recognize these situations for what they are: animal abuse. A dog acts out of instinct, or I should say, reacts. It's not good that a dog goes around biting people, but beating on the dog because of this only causes confusion and aggression. Continued practice of this lends a dog to always be on the defensive and therefore, no longer pet material. I hope the dog was taken away and will be adopted by someone who is adult enough to understand this.