Reader: Hysteria over shootings of dogs, elk is getting out of control

Our most recent post about the shooting of a dog by an Adams County deputy who'd gone to the wrong address has attracted plenty of posts critical of the officer.

But one reader believes the amount of attention such cases have received is out of proportion with their importance.

chunt6 writes:

I'm sorry, but animals r not human beings and trying to give them status as such isnt going to happen. If my dogs run at u and u r armed, u have the right to protect urself against them. Dogs do not understand words like ppl do. They only respond to words they r taught to respond to. Seeing all this hysteria over dogs and elk and pigs is a scary thing. What's next? Squirrels? Raccoons? It's where ur trying to lead it.

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