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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Recent Rash of Arrests for Biting Dogs

Here's a story about a man in Scotland who was arrested on animal cruelty charges for biting is seeing-eye dog in the middle of the street.  "An eyewitness said they saw the man dragging the eight-year-old bitch across the access road at Meadowbank Retail Park before biting its head and kicking the dog’s body. The sickened passer-by immediately contacted Lothians and Borders Police."  Here's one about a Florida man who arrested for biting his dog after it defacated in the house.  Apparently, the man claimed when arrested that he routinely bit his dog reasoning that since dogs bite, it's a punishment they can understand.  [Mark Godsey]

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