Shooting Dogs- Acceptable?

Postby CrustyMTB on Sat 27/Oct/12 10:12am

The greyhound racing industry shoots dogs rather than retires them. Councils shoot stray dogs (with a bolt gun as used for cattle) rather than injecting them.

Is this newsworthy? As long as it's done humanely I see no issues. Or do animals have a right to life?
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Re: Shooting Dogs- Acceptable?

Postby onyabike on Sat 27/Oct/12 10:20am

.22 rifle is the shiz according to Nelson City Council
http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news ... challenged
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Re: Shooting Dogs- Acceptable?

Postby happybaboon on Sat 27/Oct/12 11:06am

The minimum standard in the code of welfare sez that any means of euthanasia is acceptable so long as it is carried out in a manner that minimises pain and distress and so long as it is not done by drowning. In practice that means shooting is fine, and barbituate euthanasia is better. Farmers shoot their dogs all the time. So long as they get shot competently in the brain it is fast and painless.
My opinion is that councils should really be following the "best practice" part of the code of welfare though, which says dogs should be euthanised by a vet.
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Re: Shooting Dogs- Acceptable?

Postby EoinC on Sat 27/Oct/12 1:04pm

happybaboon wrote:...Farmers shoot their dogs all the time...

Wot? The same dogs? Wouldn't that slow them down when it comes time to get around the back?
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Re: Shooting Dogs- Acceptable?

Postby happybaboon on Sat 27/Oct/12 1:20pm

This probably isn't a great place for cracking jokes.
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Re: Shooting Dogs- Acceptable?

Postby znomit on Sat 27/Oct/12 1:52pm

What about a mortar?
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Re: Shooting Dogs- Acceptable?

Postby Simonius_Titius on Sat 27/Oct/12 2:25pm

No, allowing farmers to have mortars would lead to no end of trouble.
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Re: Shooting Dogs- Acceptable?

Postby EoinC on Sat 27/Oct/12 2:38pm

happybaboon wrote:This probably isn't a great place for cracking jokes.

Where is your statistical evidence to support that claim? The joke was your use of the English language, rather than the subject of the thread.
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Re: Shooting Dogs- Acceptable?

Postby CrustyMTB on Sat 27/Oct/12 2:44pm

Simonius_Titius wrote:No, allowing farmers to have mortars would lead to no end of trouble.

If we townies were allowed assault rifles and RPGs it'd be fair.

What about terminating slow greyhounds? The same as a bullet for a worn out hunterway?
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Re: Shooting Dogs- Acceptable?

Postby Tugboat on Sat 27/Oct/12 4:24pm

For about $400 bucks you can shoot a cow with an RPG in Cambodia or for about $150 you can blow up a chicken with a hand grenade. :crazy:
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Re: Shooting Dogs- Acceptable?

Postby DaveM on Sat 27/Oct/12 4:57pm

CrustyMTB wrote: Or do animals have a right to life?

A lot DESERVE the right to life, where many humans do not. Maybe we need to cull off a few humans in certain countries to end their suffering?
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Re: Shooting Dogs- Acceptable?

Postby Simonius_Titius on Sat 27/Oct/12 5:07pm

DaveM wrote:
CrustyMTB wrote: Or do animals have a right to life?

A lot DESERVE the right to life, where many humans do not. Maybe we need to cull off a few humans in certain countries to end their suffering?

Yes, we could get a culling list by creating some competition where you send in your address, then advertising it on easy-listening radio.
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Re: Shooting Dogs- Acceptable?

Postby Fraser on Sat 27/Oct/12 7:20pm

No we should personify dogs with human characteristics and traits that we believe they have, then dress them up over Haloween for others to smile at. Image
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Re: Shooting Dogs- Acceptable?

Postby Simonius_Titius on Sat 27/Oct/12 7:31pm

Batman looks pretty comfortable.
My manual of dog expression interpretation says the others are thinking "give me dignity or give me death".
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Re: Shooting Dogs- Acceptable?

Postby Trail on Sat 27/Oct/12 7:36pm

I dunno... I think superman might be "ahem" excited?
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