If I am simply walking and a dog comes within a foot of me aggressively it can expect a strong reaction. I won't kill it, but will scare it or bruise it (unless it's a pitbull, eh TM
). I would be doubly so for any family member. Why should I wait for it to bite me?
Make sure there is someone nearby to help after this gets you or your kid bitten. There are YouTube videos showing why the reaction you would use is exactly the right one to make the situation worse for you and your family. I'd make sure I didn't escalate the problem, but then that comes with experience. There's a reason why I encounter hundreds of times more stray dogs than most of you and have yet to get bitten by any loose ones (other than a mum who nipped my ankle as I carried her pup away).
Kea wrote:Dogs in the public area should either be 1. leashed or 2. trained very well. Stray dogs should not be there, it is a failing of society to have these poor guys running around starving and unhealthy and acting like pack animals where people want to exercise. I have fed stray dogs and stray cats, but ultimately they are a sad nuisance and should be eliminated....and the whole society approach to pets should be revolutionised to one where people are responsible for the animal for its whole life (chips, pet DNA, license, just guesses, I'm not an expert). Stray animal are there for a reason, and simply helping a few does not address the overall problem.
Kea wrote:Back on topic-Stray Dog is right for this situation-take out the females, neuter the rest is the first approach. Then moving the feeding of them much further away, and giving them some type of rudimentary dwelling to protect from the rain and cold, much further away. Good luck to the OP, I'd hate to have that problem outside my home.
No. Neuter all. Take away only the truly aggressive ones. Never heard of the neutering-only-males-and-taking-away-females approach, and can't see how that would work anyway. It's certainly not what I would advocate. Intact males tend to be the most anti-social; some groups do target females, but this is purely to limit the number of pups as quickly as possible, but it does little to address (and may actually worsen) the anti-social behaviour that most people complain about.
And I'm Ex Animo, not Stray Dog. ;-)
impaler wrote:I think you're the one who's missing the point.
Aggressive dogs get killed. Period. I don't give a shit if you want to whine about it, if a dog bites someone -- ANYONE -- it dies.
Humans >> dogs.
Yes, we've had that reaction already, and it's been responded to (whine-free
quote wrote:just pay someone to collect and terminate them. stray dogs have no special rights in Taiwan
This has been addressed at quite some length on Forumosa already, and is why so many are now educated as to why that's not the best course of action if you want to see no more strays on the street. You can search the Pets and Animals forums for all the info.
Enjoying all the barking!