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Originally posted by MJZoo
Was it a mistake? Yes.
Was it extremely careless........YES!
It's not much different than being charged if you were to kill someone while driving your car. People tend to forget that dogs are still animals and animals have wild instincts. I have a dog and an 11 month old daughter and even though my dog has never been aggressive I still won't leave them in the same room together. It's just not a chance I'm willing to take.
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
how you not hear it ? somethings up. the sleeping story is either a lie or he was high
hey, I know parents are awfully tired during those times, but their hearing is also very tuned in for baby noises
the baby being killed is pretty much the definition of neglect
Originally posted by DestroyDestroyDestroy
reply to post by MJZoo
Is this man a threat to society?
If not, why should he be punished or imprisoned?
There is a fine line between justice and irrational vengeance.
Originally posted by Starwise
How horrifying! The father will have nightmares for the rest of his life! His life is ruined because of a damn dog!!!
I would have killed the dog myself if that had happened to me! Was he wrong, yes, probably very tired and his judgement may have been off.....10 years is really overboard in that situation though imo.....
Edit: He was dog sitting at the time? It wasn't his own beloved pet?? That makes a huge difference...he is an idiot!!edit on 2-5-2012 by Starwise because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by smithjustinb
Originally posted by dorkfish87
reply to post by smithjustinb
Yes, the father made a mistake, a stupid one. A very stupid one.
Should he be charged? Of course. If you own a dog and the dog gets out, you're responsible.
If I have a dog in a fence and the dog gets out and kills someone, I should be responsible? Are you joking?
And anyway the father probably killed the baby and blamed the dog.
Yeah, someone who makes assumptions like this should definitely not be taken seriously in an intellectual debate.