Skip to comments.Half of intentional shootings by police involve dogs, study says
Posted on 12/02/2012 11:56:08 AM PST by Daffynition
There has never been a documented case of a dog killing a police officer.
The same can't be said for police killing dogs.
Every year, hundreds if not thousands of animals, mostly canines, are killed by police or animal-control officers. According to the National Canine Research Council, up to half of the intentional shootings by police involve dogs.
Sometimes, the animals have been injured and need to be put out of their misery. Sometimes, they are vicious and killed for reasons of public or officer safety.
But mostly, they die tragically and needlessly, victims of misunderstanding, prejudice or simple convenience, according to animal-rights and behavior experts.
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This thread is gonna be fun. Too bad I’ve got choir practice. I’ll check back later.
And a fair number of unintentional shootings by police involve their own left foot.
I’ve got two pit bulls living next door that the owner claims are docile, but one jumped off the roof to intimidate me. I guarantee a lot of those dogs do require elimination.
That might be true, but it’s hard to side with the police when one of them shoots an aging black lab which was friends to all in the neighborhood.
“half involve dogs,” and ALL involve PIGS! Ha, ha, ha.
I had the same problem back in college when I was living in this house for rent. Neighbor had a pack of pit bulls. The owner had the gall to say they don’t bite when right in front of us, one of them lunged towards my roommate and went for the throat. Good thing he was 6’4’ and plays for defense for the football team. Grabbed the sucker by the collar quickly. Looked at the owner and said “if your dog bit me, I’ll turn you into dog food.”
A lot? Some? A few?
I’ve never run into a hostile pit bull.
Guess I’m just living right.
People who do run into hostile pit bulls sometimes don't live long enough to ask themselves "Was I just living wrong?"
I'll venture to guess that you don't hang around drug dealers?
Or people that try to "rehabilitate" pit bulls that used to belong to drug dealers?
OMG...even more wretched are those lunatics who rehab fighting dogs!
[and so cross-eyed Mary goes jumping in, again]
How about deliberate thuggery and intimidation of lowly 'civilians' by armed government agents?
Too bad for them when their jobs, their pay and their pensions are put on the chopping block. And they will be.
That crap-infested site is run by a PETA-freak liberal Obama worshiper.
Still wanna use her as your ‘expert cite’?
The murdered dogs are “object lessons” we are being taught.
“I kill because I can.”
No more, no less.
“Osorio, a former cop, tells them there are dogs in about one in three households nearly 80 million in all. He says officers shoot about 250,000 dogs a year... often needlessly.”
That’s one quarter of one million dogs a year.
Just let that sink in a bit.
Obviously, this happens because the police are racist.
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