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A dog has been sentenced to death in Pakistan's Punjab province for biting a child.
The sentence was given by Assistant Commissioner Raja Saleem in Bhakkar's Klor vicinity in Punjab province, Geo TV reported. The dog was even imprisoned for a week for injuring the child.
Assistant Commissioner Saleem's argument was that, "The dog injured the child, hence, it should be killed."
An official was also instructed to check the dog's registration.
The owner of the dog, Jamil, has filed an appeal with the Additional Deputy Commissioner.
"The affected child's family registered a case against my dog, following which it completed a one-week prison sentence. Any further punishment for it would be unfair," he said.
This is not the first of time an animal has been arrested. In 2015, officials in India arrested a pigeon they suspected was a spy.
The bird's body was stamped with a message written partly in Urdu and what appeared to be a phone number. It had landed in a village close to the country's shared border with Pakistan, near the Kashmir region.
The officials took the bird to a veterinary hospital to conduct an X-ray examination to find any evidence of foreign foul play. They kept the bird in custody, recording it as a "suspected spy" in their police diary.
i don't shoot dogs. I have them put down. It is actually the law here. Shooting dogs is animal abuse unless they are wild or coy dogs where i live. And yes, even if the dog is being provoked. If it bites a person, it gets put down.
originally posted by: badw0lf
a reply to: Woodcarver
So when a dog bites at a child who has been pulling it's ears, grabbing it's tail, and otherwise doing things a parent should be teaching them not to, but you don't know this, do you still get all trigger happy?
nope. You can't. That is murder. You take them to the authorities just like you would a dog that is dangerous.
If it's a savage dog, I tend to agree. But in general that is either due to mistreatment or survival instinct.
What about humans who set dogs on fire, beat them with bats, cut their ears off, etc, just for their sick joyllies.. can we shoot them too?
We slaughter animals seven days a week in San Antonio, but you'll never hear about it because it's the dirty little secret that everybody knows