You guys are always so out for blood. are you honestly telling me you would not go out put a leash on the dog and call Animal Control.
bit no lets pull out our assualt rifle and kill the dog.
Mrs. Gibbons told a reporter that “There’s a lot of misinformation out there, but this was a vicious attack. The dog was ripping off the back of the cage, and we had to protect our animals.”
When was he supposed to leash the dog? He was upstairs in his bedroom window. He yelled, dog ignored. He fired a warning shot, dog ignored. He shot the dog.
Guess he and other "out for blood people" should have let him get a rabbit or two while he ran down the stairs, out the door, across the yard and grabbed the dog?
Would it have been better if it wasn't an assault rifle? You seem to use that term like an accusation. Like it means anything you do with one is an assault. Or that everyone owns one.
I have a farm, i have animals, and I have on two occasions called dogs over, leashed them and called animal control when they strayed onto my property and harassed my animals.
That's good. That's also what the majority of people do if given the choice
. Not everyone has the time to make that choice. Would you just stand there upset watching dog(s) maul your mini horse, goats or chickens? Call AC and hope they got there before the dogs ran off? What if the dogs aren't stranger-friendly, ignoring you and running full tilt at your horses? Hope you could run as fast and catch one with a leash? How about in this news case? You're in the second story of your house, hear a commotion out back, look out the window and see a dog actively digging away at a rabbit hutch. Run down and grab the dog...as he shakes another rabbit to bits?
For some people, that is their only option. And understandably not everyone has, wants or needs a gun. But if they do have a firearm and this is happening, they're supposed to allow it to happen while they try to run and catch the dog first?
There is nothing in the article that says the dog regularly got out. The guy who shot the dog claims to not have known whose dog it was, which further affirms my opinion that they dog was not routinely loose.
But these neighbors are not best friends. The Gibbons told police they had problems in the past with the dog wandering in their yard. The Galiettas have filed a number of complaints over Gibbons firing his rifle.
From the first article.
And this is the "poor sweet dog owners" words:
But Fred Galietta, Sadie’s former owner, disagrees. “She saw the rabbits and wanted to play with them. She was a playful dog. She played with squirrels and chipmunks,” he said.
Do you believe that? They admit "Oh sure she was after the rabbits. But she wanted to PLAY!"
But no, the man with a firearm who protected his rabbits from the dog trying to take apart the hutch is the liar and the bad guy. :no:
They've already started a civil suit against the rabbit owner. Nice, huh?
The rabbit owner actually tried twice to get the dog to stop without using any force. He yelled, he used a warning shot. He also killed it instantly with a single shot. And he's the one that called the police. He was in the right. 100%. He tried to NOT shoot the dog first. He was given no choice...either shoot the dog or have dead rabbits due to "playing" with them or their hearts stopping due to fright...very common with rabbits. There was absolutely no "leash it" option.
I sure hope that you get treated a little better for one mistake then some one pulling the trigger on you.
This last bit is just childish and vindictive. :no: Not to mention inaccurate and ridiculous.