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

Discussion in 'Clean Debate Zone' started by Toronado3800, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. JakeStarkey
    Offline

    JakeStarkey Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    152,667
    Thanks Received:
    13,739
    Trophy Points:
    2,165
    Ratings:
    +42,082
    Some state laws prevent others from shooting wandering cattle. Their owner has to pay for the damage caused.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  2. JakeStarkey
    Offline

    JakeStarkey Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    152,667
    Thanks Received:
    13,739
    Trophy Points:
    2,165
    Ratings:
    +42,082
    If dog attacks, it dies. Simple.
     
  3. Whytee
    Offline

    Whytee Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2017
    Messages:
    40
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Ratings:
    +20
    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?
     
  4. Bruce_T_Laney
    Offline

    Bruce_T_Laney Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2014
    Messages:
    16,403
    Thanks Received:
    2,482
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    Hell
    Ratings:
    +14,085
    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.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  5. JakeStarkey
    Offline

    JakeStarkey Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    152,667
    Thanks Received:
    13,739
    Trophy Points:
    2,165
    Ratings:
    +42,082
    Some neighbor may shoot the dog killer.
     
  6. petro
    Offline

    petro Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2013
    Messages:
    1,001
    Thanks Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    130
    Location:
    The cold north
    Ratings:
    +1,020
    Some people shouldn't have animals. Usually the same people who shouldn't procreate.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  7. Whytee
    Offline

    Whytee Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2017
    Messages:
    40
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Ratings:
    +20
    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'
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. jwoodie
    Offline

    jwoodie Gold Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Messages:
    10,037
    Thanks Received:
    1,511
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +5,172
    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.
     

Share This Page