“Dangerous” Pet Given Second Chance – Is This Justice?
If an innocent pet is killed by a stranger, would you agree that the pet (and the pet’s owner) deserves justice against this deranged lunatic?
We would agree cruel crime against our four legged best friends should not go unpunished.
But what if that innocent pet was killed by your neighbor’s pet?
Should that neighbor’s pet be punished, instead of the owner?
Meet, Mercedes. A pit bull from Fort Lauderdale, FL who’s on death row.
Yes, ladies and gentleman… death penalty for a DOG.
Why? For killing a neighbor’s cat on the neighbor’s porch.
Though this was just single fatal attack (i.e. Mercedes had no history), the lawmakers from the Broward county, where Mercedes and her owner lived, decided to go beyond the state law and ask for euthanasia.
Luckily, the state courts said, “no way, jose”.
The owner of the deceased cat said:
“The ruling is wrong. With Mercedes’ history, it’s going to happen again.”
Now, here’s you chance to chime in with your opinion.
In this case, where a beloved pet was killed by another person’s beloved pet, was this justice? If this punishment isn’t a good fit, what IS a better punishment?
PS: Pit bulls are NOT inherently dangerous animals. Remember, that dogs only reflect who their owners are.
In fact, if this video doesn’t prove that pit bulls can be just as gentle and loving like any other breeds, I don’t know what will: