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Vicious Animal’s Who’s Liable?

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When it comes to animals attacking people who really is the person liable for the animal’s actions. This article describes how an animal’s actions have affected the owners of them, due to the recent numerous attacks. People are actually required to have a microchip implanted in their animal and have atleast $100,000 in liability insurance for there pet in some areas. The article describes how an ordinance would curtail owner’s from allowing their pet’s to injure other people. The ordinance in one county actually came about from a woman being killed by a pitbull roaming the streets. Due to the incidents certain breeds of dogs must not be leashed and muzzled at all times they are outside.

Although this may seem ridiculous to some people the ordinance seems quite logical to me. I dont think that every breed of dog should neccessarily be muzzled and kept on a leash at all time (seeing a yorkie in such a condition would be ridiculous), but certainly some should. Alot of people say that pitbulls get a bad rap, but i think the numbers speak for thereself in that some dogs just aren’t as friendly as others. I understand that some people use their dogs as a protection mechanism, however precations should still be taken to protect the general public from the dangers inherent. All in all i feel the protection offered by the ordinance is likely excessive but than again i can say this because i wasn’t the person attacked by a wondering animal.

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  1. laraitan
    October 13, 2009 at 9:43 am

    I think, the owner should be responsible. Yes you can’t control an animal for their actions, however it’s the owner who trains them and raises them. The animal’s actions are based on what they know and who condones their misbehavior. If they are not taught or have discipline the animal will do what it wants. If it sense fear then it may attack. If you have a dangerous animal then i think you need to take the time to train it instead of placing these chips in them. People are always looking for the “quick fix”, if you take the time to do it correctly then the animal and its surroundings would be a lot better off. I agree that pitbulls, rottweilers and dobermans get a bad rep but its all in how they are trained by their owner. With this being said i do blame the owners.

  2. mjmolner
    November 24, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    The owner is definately responsible. We take these animals out of there habitats and expect them to be normal. We can only be so lucky if they are. Once an animal goes crazy and attacks then it is looked at as wrong and should be killed. The animal doesn’t know any better. The owner should either keep their animal to themselves or protect them from hurting anyone else. With dangerous animals being pets the risk of an animal hurting someone gets higher. You can never be to careful and you can never be sure that the animal won’t snap and hurt someone.

  3. abendym
    November 29, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Personally, I think that the owner is responsible. It is the owners job to properly train their animals the behave. We must remember that animals cant speak out for themselves. When animals attack it is their way to defend themselves because they are scared. Depending on the severity of the attack thats when they should decide what actions to take whether to euthanize or not. I have a friend whose pitbull attacked him and his sister and they both needed to be hospitalized. In this situation I believe that the dog should be euthanized. Just because an animal attacks to protect or in fear the circumstances of the severity and the frequency of these situations occuring thats when you should decide whether to euthanize or not.

  4. pjeffenb
    December 6, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    The owner needs to be responible. It was their choice to have that animal and they need to take responibility for their actions. Parents take responsiblity for their childrens actions. The same thing goes for animals because you are taking care of that animal.

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