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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 9 months ago

Are you allowed to defend your pet if someone is trying to hurt him?

If a person hurt your pet goat are you allowed to use a fire arm?

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  • 9 months ago
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    There are always limits to defense. Legally speaking, lethal force can only be used against potentially lethal threat.

    Defending harm to a pet, the use of a deadly weapon will be bad for you.

    Like defending your goat from a wolf on your property, yes, you can legally shoot it.

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  • 9 months ago

    Yes, just as you can use a firearm to protect your property. Which is what a pet is, legally.

    But you need to have enough sense not to use disproportionate violence.

    On the other hand, if you do kill the miscreant, he won't be able to contradict your report to the police....

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    you cannot claim self defense that is for sure. You can only use your firearm if you have a good reason that your own life is endangered. Our laws do not allow us to shoot thieves, for example, but we can shoot a thief if he has a weapon and you think he may harm you. If someone were to steal a package from your porch, for example, you cannot shoot him/her to try to stop him/her.

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  • Pearl
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    9 months ago

    i dont think so, two wrongs dont make it right, i would just call the police on them

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  • 9 months ago

    No. You are allowed to use physical violence in self- defense if you have good reason to believe you or your family is in imminent physical danger. Your goat doesn't count.

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  • 9 months ago

    no

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Yes................

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  • 9 months ago

    Definitely not after the fact. I'm not sure if it's legal or not to use it while the person is in the process of harming them.

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