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Tuesday night a hunting dog is dead, a man is facing felony charges and Albemarle County police say it all could have been prevented. Full Story
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Joe

Palmyra, VA

#1 Nov 20, 2012
If you are so worried about your dog, keep it off of someones property. You were trespassing. Surprised the hunters don't shoot each other more often.

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JL GotRocks

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Nov 20, 2012
Shooting a man's dog is one of the lowest things a person can do. I hope this guy serves time and comes to regret his choice.

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concerned person

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Nov 20, 2012
The dogs can not read. They have to be protected! I really do hate to see it come down to a conviction before people finally get the message. Most hunters love there dogs like there own kids, I know I do.
rose

Waynesboro, VA

#4 Nov 20, 2012
I feel bad the dog was killed but it sounds like hunting dogs have more rights than a property owner does. We used to have property in the country and the hunters kept us busy mending fences they cut so their dogs could keep running. Maybe the property owner had a mental melt down from putting up with all the crap.
For Dog Rights

Washington, DC

#5 Nov 20, 2012
@Joe you obviously know nothing about hunting or the laws and they were NOT trespassing they have the right to retrieve. Dogs do not have GPS nor can they read posted signs, regardless it's sorry to shoot a mans hunting dog. We've had our dog shot before and the shooter payed the price & I bet he won't do it again.
Brave Brave Dog Shooter

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Nov 20, 2012
What they didn't say is that the Beagle Bob had the poor shooter backed up into a tree, advancing with his deadly maw opened wide! Surely the shooter feared for his life and saw no other way out.
Violet

Martinsburg, WV

#7 Nov 20, 2012
'Joe' is an illiterate idiot. It doesn't matter if a dog is 'trespassing' on your property. It is not legal for you to shoot it unless it is threatening you or your livestock/pets. Also, the article plainly states that it IS NOT trespassing for a hunter to come on your property to retrieve a dog. I thoroughly detest hunting (especially when dogs are involved) however, that doesn't change the law or the rights that the law gives hunters. And, to 'rose', I'm sorry that hunters irresponsibly cut your fence and didn't pay damages, but that still doesn't give one the right to 'melt down' and kill someones dog.
Cville Woman

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Nov 20, 2012
While it's terrible that the dog was shot, the hunters rarely seem concerned about the way their bullets fly onto other peoples' property and risk killing them. Nor do they seem concerned when their dogs run onto private property and kill smaller pets, livestock like chickens, etc.

While this particular hunter might have loved his dog, many more take horrible care of their animals. The shelters are filled with abandoned hunting dogs who were found malnourished and riddled with parasites. Hunters dump these dogs when they can no longer serve their recreational purposes, and keep breeding more.

The truth is that hunting dogs often become a financial and emotional burden for the community-at-large due to the irresponsible attitudes of, and mistreatment by, their owners.
who knows

Palmyra, VA

#10 Nov 20, 2012
I don't understand why dog owners feel there dogs or cats or there owners can come onto anyone property with out permission..To me that is just wrong..I know a lot of these hunters and they use there dogs as a way to come onto your property...I do not like anyone on my property unless I give them permission...Last year they came on my property and took stands and other belongings..so stay off and keep your dog under control
WOW

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Nov 20, 2012
Joe wrote:
If you are so worried about your dog, keep it off of someones property. You were trespassing. Surprised the hunters don't shoot each other more often.
You Are One Ignorant Pile Of Crap....
For Dog Rights

Washington, DC

#12 Nov 20, 2012
What is sad is that the "bad" hunters have ruined it for the good hunters so for the most part all hunters are now "labeled". We all should not be judged. As far as the fence, a sorry hunter probably did cut it but also a deer jumping over the fence can knock it down. It is always the hunters fault, even a good one and an argument to never be won. Hunting Is An American Heritage, God Bless America. I hope they throw the book at him.
Ana

Oviedo, Spain

#14 Nov 20, 2012
There is NOT. "good" hunters!! You pricks enjoy taking lives away....you are insane!! They deserve to have a life as much as you do!! Or even more!! They dont go after hunters!!(too bad)
Native

Stuart, VA

#15 Nov 20, 2012
Ana wrote:
There is NOT. "good" hunters!! You pricks enjoy taking lives away....you are insane!! They deserve to have a life as much as you do!! Or even more!! They dont go after hunters!!(too bad)
.....and this from a culture that delights in the Running of Bulls and bull fighting were the bull is too weak from the loss of blood and pain to fight any longer.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Nov 20, 2012
Again, using dogs to kill deer or bear is not hunting, its a lazy mans way of herding and killing, hunting? bull. Never met a so called hunter that uses dogs that didn't have a chacter flaw.
god-fearer

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Nov 20, 2012
IT IS IMMORAL for humans to enslave animals as property. BUT, THEN, VIRGINIA IS THE HOME TO LEGALLY ENSHRINING OWNING HUMAN BEINGS AS PROPERTY, TO DO WITH WHAT YOU LIKE.
heh

Stuart, VA

#18 Nov 20, 2012
thinking free wrote:
Again, using dogs to kill deer or bear is not hunting, its a lazy mans way of herding and killing, hunting? bull. Never met a so called hunter that uses dogs that didn't have a chacter flaw.
I suggest you expand your horizons and move in circles with a higher caliber of hunters.....
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Nov 20, 2012
heh wrote:
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I suggest you expand your horizons and move in circles with a higher caliber of hunters.....
There's my favorite fan.
Momsy

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Nov 20, 2012
Ana wrote:
There is NOT. "good" hunters!! You pricks enjoy taking lives away....you are insane!! They deserve to have a life as much as you do!! Or even more!! They dont go after hunters!!(too bad)
Unless you are a complete vegetarian, you have no ground on which to complain. We torture living things regularly to put meat into our meals. At least the wild animal had a semblance of a normal life until it is shot.

If you can drive by a semi full of chickens or turkeys and not feel disgust, then you are kidding yourself.
Dick Tracey

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Nov 20, 2012
When does trespassing occur if I post my land and you still trespass. I'd like to hear from a hunter. It may help me to better understand. You chase a deer or dog on my property. The dog is yours, is the deer yours too even though the land is posted or do you ignore my property rights or may be I have none?
For Dog Rights

Washington, DC

#22 Nov 20, 2012
Too Funny.. Pricks enjoying taking lives away...I grew up on the farm and when it came to taking the life away of that chicken you eat or the hog or cow you buy in the store you idiot, the chicken got his head cut off & the cow & pig got shot between the eyes, HOW do you think they do it at slaughter houses.
City people need to go back to the city and and leave us country folk alone.
If you don't like the way Virginia laws are please do us a favor and move on.

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