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Really, we have to have this conversation?

Sign of the times that Sheriff Jim Wilson has to tell you how not to get your dog shot by the police. It’s really come to this. The one flaw in his advice is that most of the stories of police shooting dogs involve dogs that are in their own homes, being dogs.

2 Responses to “Really, we have to have this conversation?”

  1. Phelps Says:

    As I said there (who knows if it will make it through moderation):

    This advice would be much more persuasive if such a large percentage of the dogs killed weren’t ON leashes, or stopped in place, or fleeing, or coming to an officer that was calling them while fenced into their own yard.

    It seems to me that the best way to protect pets is to get police out of the habit of destroying them on a whim.

  2. Ed Says:

    Phelps (and anyone else),

    Thank you for your comment.

    This will sound more defensive than I mean it to be, but just to be clear, we welcome disagreement and comments and do not censor because people disagree with our posts. The only time we reject comments is when they contain expletives (and even then we will usually just get rid of the expletives and approve) or ad hominem attacks on individuals or corporations. Your comment was neither and has been approved, as have all such comments.

    Sheriff Jim has responded with what I think is an interesting and excellent point, but judge for yourself and let us know what you think.

    Thanks again for visiting, and we hope you continue to visit and share your opinions.

    Ed Friedman
    Associate Editor
    Shooting Illustrated