AFletcher writes: "If something is allowed under the law, it doesn't always
mean that a decent person would follow through with it."It
sounds like you finally agree that the deputy sheriff did something lawful and
have decided to question the morality of his action. Personally I think the
officer should get a commendation for accuracy.
This should come as NO SURPRISE to any dog owner in rural Utah.....dog running
free in county equates to a dead dog. To much $$$ at risk. I live right on the
edge of the city / county line. When I have had a dog I kept him
confined. Yes, they have gotten out. They were lucky I found them quickly. The
way I feel about it, I would rather have a farmer shot my dogs than to be be
liable for live stock destroyed by them. Love your dog, keep him
@Flying Finn:If something is allowed under the law, it doesn't always mean that
a decent person would follow through with it.
AFletcher writes: "I wouldn't trust anything the cop said, absent
independent corroboration."Sounds like somebody wound up on the
wrong side of the law and lost. The police are going to win the argument and
the wise man makes it a point to see things their way. It just makes life so
@Rifleman:of course he's holding all the aces, impunity and all.Corroboration would be needed to help determine if the deputy really had to
kill the dogs, orif he killed them because he wanted to.
A word of warning to dog owners. It's spring and there will be many baby
animals being born. Most farmers will shoot your dog that is on their property
bothering their animals. They won't wait to see if the dog is going to kill his
animal or is just PLAYING with it. A farmer spends thousands of dollers putting
up fences to keep his animals on his land, a dog owner needs to spend some money
also to keep their dog on their property.This lady says the turkey came on
to her land and her dogs followed it back onto the other property. If this is
true then she watched her dogs leave her land and did nothing to stop them.
Re: AFletcherAll the "independent corroboration" the
investigating police will need is the blood marking the spot where the dead dog
was found, and if it is on the deputy sheriff's property the case will be
closed. If I owned a dog and lived around that officer's home I think I'd go
way out of my way to be sure my dog didn't go after his turkeys.If I
were a betting man I'd put my money on this deputy sheriff. He's holding all
@Rifleman: the dead dog would provide "independent corroboration" if it
could wake up and talk about what happened.If you are able to talk to dead
animals, more power to you.
It's really compelling how the news media can influence the public. When
Channel Two news at 10 p.m. reported the same incident useing pictures and the
word "puppy" it seems to change the whole tone of the incident from dogs
attacking to puppy pawing turkey and an qualified weapons expert killing a puppy
over a turkey. Depending on which news presentation one believes, it really
changes how the audience may react to and take a position on the same event.
Stay turned to your newspaper or local television network.
This man has shot dogs dead on his property before. The dogs were a LHASA and
an 8 MONTH OLD BEAGLE!!!! How much possible damage could they be doing to a
full grown turkey?? If the man were afraid for the life of his turkey why
didn't he take it to the vet? Why in the world didn't he just chase the dogs
off instead of putting bullets in their heads?? Also the dogs were trained not
to bother chickens so they couldn't have been doing too much damage! I think it
is appalling that a deputy sherriff's first choice is to kill. Scares me!!!
Re: AFletcher 5:24 p.m. March 5, 2012"I wouldn't trust anything the
cop said, absent independent corroboration."The one dead dog on
the officer's property is all the independent corroboration that is needed.
Whether you would or wouldn't trust what the officer said is moot. If I were a
thief I'm reasonably certain I'd look elsewhere for an easier mark.
I wouldn't trust anything the cop said, absent independent corroboration.
Dogs will leave your property if not confined. If you really love your pets you
will keep them on your property. Just another pet owner not willing to accept
responsibilty for their actions.
Sounds like even in rural Utah you have to keep your dogs trained or restrained
so they don't get into trouble. Dogs have natural tendencies. Even on farms
they need to be trained or restrained by their owners, or the neighbors end up
having to do what they need to do to protect their propoerty.
When in public, keep your dogs on a leash. When at home keep your dogs on your
property. How hard is that... really?
"Powers contended the dogs were only "pawing" at the turkey because
they were curious and wanted to play with it"Maybe the turkey
didn't want to play. Regardless, the two neighbors won't be on speaking terms
in the future.