I agree you cant argue with some. I will say once more that its not the animals fault in any of this. Some of you have such hatred and distain for them that its sad. They didn't ask to be set out in the woods to starve. If the people that did it would realize its more humane to put them down then to set them in the woods this wouldn't happen. But like people that will gut shoot them people that wont take care of business themselves are just cowards and warped individuals.
I look at my own little pup at my feet and wonder HOW some of you can be so quick to condemn a dog just because its on your property. You claim you can tell which are feral and which are pets? I say BS. Unless that dog is attacking you or one of your animals you don't have a clue. A dog 50 yards away moving across a field that's yours and you think you have the right to shoot it??? Who made you judge jury and executioner. I don't care if a dog made nasty noises at your kid 5 years ago. If a kid walking down the street in NYC pushes you and takes your wallet or knocks down your wife or kid or takes your wifes purse does that mean all kids in NYC should be shot on site. I don't care what happened to your friends friends friends uncle! If one truly does attack you then kill it. Its the random killing I'm against. Like I said in a previous post. Do what you want, tell your self you have the right to kill but be careful! You don't want to shoot mine! Was at the buddys house the other day. He has horses and cows in the pasture and we had a ball watching his dog and my pup out there playing with them. Be pretty easy to walk up on it some morning and think those dogs were attacking the other animals when in fact it was far from the truth.
BIS this post obviously wasn't aimed at you. You are a bit more level headed then some here. As to passing more laws I will say this. Many laws are passed to protect the many from a few that feel they can do whatever suits them. For the most part animals don't benefit from them. If your local law enforcement doesn't have time to deal with it then they should either make the time or you should consider standing up for them next time they ask for a small tax increase to fund there department. I think most of those arguments are bs too. If I had a truly dangerous wild dog in my yard and called the police id bet id get a response about anywhere in the country and surely in a rural area where you probably know the person your talking to on the phone. if they didn't come when you called and one attacked your child they know the law suite would about destroy them. So there going to come.
this aint my first rodeo. Unless you live in the back woods of Alaska 200 miles from a town you have local police to take care of it. Bottom line is if killing them is enjoyment for you then just admit it. Just quit trying to sugar coat it or justify it. But don't try to pull the wool over this guys eyes. Like I said we don't have a problem here. If you have a problem there then its because of the quality of the people living next to you not that dogs or cats act worse there. Deal with the REAL problem. Make it so tough on someone that's considering it that they realize maybe they should man up and take care of it themselves or bring them to the local dog pound. Its kind of like gun control laws. doesn't it make more sense to drastically increase the penalties for committing a crime with a gun to deter them. Same thing here. Same ones that don't want laws are the type that think they can do anything they want without regard to others. Ill rest my case now. I know some of you see red all the time. Its always your way or the highway. Nothing I said in any of these posts is wrong. Don't know about where you live but theres already laws against killing a dog up here. Just had a kid put 3 months in jail for shooting a guys beagle he claimed was chasing a deer. Should have been 3 years! I chuckle at the judge, jury and executioner bunch we have here. Hope its not ever your dog that gets killed. Or your kid that goes to jail for doing it because that's the example you set for him.