Recently (and localy - New Orleans) a 10 year old boy was attacked (and eventually died from the attack) by 2 dogs (I want to say rotweilers). A week later, these dogs were “put to sleep”. Before you say “Good”, listen to the story:
This ten year old boy, who should have known better, climbed a neighbor’s fence to get into the neighbor’s backyard to play with the dogs (neighbors were not home).
First of all, even if it is a kid, isn’t it illegal to climb into someone else’s backyard? Isn’t it the parents’ responsibility to watch the kid and keep him from going into ANYBODY’S backyard, much less one with two big dogs, especially when the owners aren’t home?
I don’t think the situation was handled correctly. (Granted, I love animals and don’t wish to see any of them killed.) Were the dogs really to blame? Weren’t they just doing their job, protecting their home from an intruder, and responding to instincts?
I can understand putting a dog to sleep, say, when a loose dog on the street attacks a baby. But this kid knew better, and these dogs were locked behind a fence!
“Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense.”
“Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them.”