It’s pretty bad when you read a headline like this one, and the first thing you wonder is whether the dog was killed by “friendly fire.”
Could you imagine someone going in front of a judge and claiming, “I was afraid for my life, much the way the cop who shot my dog was afraid for his, so I shot his K9 officer to protect myself. I don’t see a logical difference in the distinction.”
It would take the best lawyer in the country to argue the point, but they would still lose. If the cops can do it to our innocent pets, I don’t see why we couldn’t protect ourselves from their deliberately aggressive K9 partners.