|Barked: Wed Aug 31, '11 11:19am PST |
|"If someone shoots their dog in the legs...it is abuse."
She wasn't saying she wanted to shoot to maim it though Sanka, she was saying she was contemplating shooting it to put it down because she felt she had no other options.
"If the result is death...then somehow that's ok legally? No, I don't think so....not in all cases."
In most places, actually it is very legal. In all cases. In my area law enforcement would probably laugh if such a thing was reported, pretty sure they'd hang up on anyone reporting just a mere threat of such action.
"The last law I read said something about it not being illegal if the animal dies instantly....so do you really think this woman will hold a gun in 1 hand, the dog's leash on another, and get a good shot in?"
Most times a single shot of reasonable caliber will kill a dog instantly. But there again, pretty sure she wouldn't video the event or invite a crowd. And prove the dog didn't die instantly...no one would be able to. Most dogs will sit when asked, or can be tethered to a tree. It's not a gnat. If she's got a gun chances are she'll be able to make a decent shot on something like a decent sized dog.
Again though it comes back to, if she claims to love the dog as much as she does, how could she possibly even set that scenario up? Could she even pull the trigger? A seriously doubt it.
"Getting AC or whatever involved brings in an outside point of view. This is not family or friends saying it is wrong, but a complete stranger saying it's wrong, if not legally, morally. It gives out a whole new perspective."
I'd be pretty ticked if anyone law enforcement wise was calling me up lecturing me about morality. That's not their job. This woman doesn't need a lesson in morals, if she has conscience enough not to want to abandon a dog she took responsibility over in a shelter only to end up with God knows who she's got plenty enough as far as I'm concerned.
She needs help. Not judgment. End of story.
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