August 05, 2010

If a federal officer feels like shooting your dog at a public park, he can

Yet another chapter in law enforcement's war on pets and reckless disregard for public safety.


I’m certain that if I (or anyone else who isn’t a cop) pulled out a gun and shot a dog at a dog park in a residential area, I’d be facing criminal charges. And rightly so. Even if the dogs were fighting, there’s no justification for shooting one of them, particularly around other dogs and people. It’s reckless, trigger-happy, and dangerous. It’s also safe to say that if this had been anyone other than a cop, the local police department would have no qualms about releasing his name to the press.

Radio interviews with the dog's (former) owner here and here.

Posted by Dr. Frank at August 5, 2010 08:05 PM | TrackBack