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So If you left your dog on its own in the house and a burglar brok in and was killed watch

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    This is a scenario.
    Lets say the dog is a Caucasian Shepherd
    Theres lots of dog warnings around the house
    The property also has high (exterior ) walls and cctv
    Heres some questions
    Whose fault would it be that the burglar got killed?
    Would the dog be punished by the police?i.e destroyed
    Would the owner be prosecuted?
    Or would nothing happen
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    (Original post by 061194)
    This is a scenario.
    Lets say the dog is a Caucasian Shepherd
    Theres lots of dog warnings around the house
    The property also has high (exterior ) walls and cctv
    Heres some questions
    Whose fault would it be that the burglar got killed?
    Would the dog be punished by the police?i.e destroyed
    Would the owner be prosecuted?
    Or would nothing happen
    According to this article here, in that situation, "it is unlikely that you would face the need to defend a possible court order". Having said that, I'm surprised (and outraged) that the article also says that if you intentionally set your dog on an intruder, you could face prosecution and the dog could be destroyed. It seems pretty unfair that you could face prosecution for defending your property and that the dog could be destroyed for defending you...
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    According to this article here, in that situation, "it is unlikely that you would face the need to defend a possible court order". Having said that, I'm surprised (and outraged) that the article also says that if you intentionally set your dog on an intruder, you could face prosecution and the dog could be destroyed. It seems pretty unfair that you could face prosecution for defending your property and that the dog could be destroyed for defending you...
    Lets say you weren't at home ,you went out for a few hours.But your dog realised someone broke in wearing a balaclava and a weapon in their hands and saw it as a threat.It seems really unfair .
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    (Original post by 061194)
    Lets say you weren't at home ,you went out for a few hours.But your dog realised someone broke in wearing a balaclava and a weapon in their hands and saw it as a threat.It seems really unfair .
    Well according to the article linked above, in that case you probably wouldn't be prosecuted. The only case in which you'd likely face charges is if you actually purposely set your dog on the burglar. Which still seems unfair to me since it's your house and you therefore have a right to defend it in my view.
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    The dog would be put down, and I don't think (afaik) you would be prosecuted.
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    (Original post by jshep000)
    The dog would be put down, and I don't think (afaik) you would be prosecuted.
    That would be rather unfair on the dog.
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    but the burglar had an unhappy childhood and has anger management issues. it is not his fault his burgles houses.
 
 
 
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