CDZ Do we and should we punish animal owners for the actions of thier pets

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    Some state laws prevent others from shooting wandering cattle. Their owner has to pay for the damage caused.
     
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    If dog attacks, it dies. Simple.
     
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    OK, lets put a case forth.
    Dog is in a yard, gated.

    Children come along, realize the dog is friendly. One child opens the gate GASP the horror that follows!

    No, not really. the dog simply just plays with the children.
    The children then lead the dog to their home.

    Once at the home, the homeowner then proceeds to beat the dog to death with a shovel, then attempts to sue the owners of the dog for his "distress".

    How should a case like that play out?
     
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    The animal is the responsibility of the owner, so I believe the owner is financially responsible unless proven the pet was trained to kill or hurt the individual then it should be stricter punishment with a max amount of jail time.
     
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    Some neighbor may shoot the dog killer.
     
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    Some people shouldn't have animals. Usually the same people who shouldn't procreate.
     
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    Well. lets be realistic.
    How does this case play out?

    The dog was on another's property, and for whatever reason the property owner saw fit to beat the dog to death with a shovel. And is now seeking a $500K settlement for his distress (apparently he just doesn't like dogs).

    Real life case, how do you think it should be decided?

    My take, considering it was wards of his property who lead the animal to the property... he is actually liable for theft, and destruction of property... just sayin'
     
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    The only defense would be that the dog owner had created an "attractive nuisance" which enticed the children into his yard in the first place.
     

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