Originally Posted by Blueflame
1. If you have a pet, you are responsible for keeping that pet safe on your own property. This is no different from your responsibility to see to your pet's other basic needs like food and water. Of all the bad things that can happen to a pet that's "off-leash", facing a psycho with a machete is way down the list. It's far more likely that the pet could be hit by a car or taken to the pound, where it could very possibly be euthanized within mere days.
2. Unless your dog is a purebred champion-bloodline AKC registered animal, it should be spayed/neutered. A spayed/neutered pet is a better pet and generally is not running loose in the neighborhood looking to contribute to the overpopulation of unwanted pets by siring a new litter of mutt puppies.
And again, you must have missed the part where I said there's no excuse for the psycho's actions... however, primary responsibility for the incident lies with the pet owner who failed to neuter his dog and then failed to keep it safe on his property.
My dog is NEVER outside of my fenced yard unless he's on the leash. And the first thing we did after adopting him from the animal shelter and ensuring that he was healthy and had all of his shots... was to have him neutered, even though he most likely is a purebred animal.
again lets put this way have a child ever run away before from you? its the same thing and matters on the law of each state. you either have control of the dog or you have it own a leash we don't know how he escpae ok that still GIVES NO ONE A DAMN RIGHT TO KILL A DOG. No i saw that part i just ignore it.