reply to post by ProfessorT
Yes in that case the officers were more then justified in shooting to kill that dog.
Each case is different.
But I am seeing a escalation in police brutality towards both fellow humans and companion animals.
With modern technology, cops should have taser / stun guns, they now have web guns, all sorts of restrictive equipment at their disposal. They also,
in England and here in America have animal control in most areas.
With some dogs and if there is a group of them, yes unfortunately shooting them is justified.
But if you look here on ATS alone over the last few months you will see many instances where lethal force was not necessary.
And you're probably talking about me.
I am not a cop hater.
I like the police men in my village, they are good guys, all of them I have met.
But, dogs do not have a vote, they do not have a voice - we are their voice.
I speak for those that have no rights, no voice, and are treated unjustly.......................the opening video showed a couple cops completely out
of line.................they could have handled this situation better and the fact that they did not just shoot the dog and rush over to the man but
loomed around the dog showed they did not care about the man half as much as getting the poor stupid dog.
The dog was confused, he smelled fear on the cops and his pack leader (I hate the term master) was down. The dog was protecting his buddy from the
cops. The dog was not aware that the cops were there to supposedly assist the man (did the cops ever help the man????)
To me it appears the cops are all too eager to down the dog.
Cowards - stupid morons that couldn't figure out a better way?
Again, they did not down the dog and rush over to the guy, they stood around the dog.