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5 thoughts on “Lyman Adopts Stringent Animal Control Ordinance

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  1. This is an on-property, off-property issue. If a child picks up a ball that has landed on “Chopper’s” property and Chopper kills the child, Chopper and his owner may be in the clear. Any person who is “on-property,” may automatically disqualify as an “unprovoked attack” regardless of how innocent the act (such as picking up a ball).

  2. Very significant law here…

    Most places don’t make explosive animal aggression a disqualifier. How many times do we see a six figure mauling with the statement:”The Pit Bull had previously killed a neighbor’s dog”?

  3. Sorry, but if you own a dog that could kill a child, you need a boundary fence. Just like if you had a swimming pool. As a civilized society, we recognize that a child may not have the cognitive ability to distinguish just how far a dogs chain can reach, or where the sidewalk ends and private property begins. Therefore, we take responsibility, as adults, for keeping children safe by altering our own behavior a bit.

    Pool owners know that they are required to fence in their pool, and factor that into the cost of owning a pool. Dog owners should do the same thing, and be held legally liable when their companion animal attacks and seriously injures a child because of their negligence.

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