|02-24-2014 01:22 PM|
|my boy diesel||
i have had a hunting dog
she did not kill or fetch things in the manner
the bird was shot
and she retrieved it
not only is it inhumane to allow a dog to
chase and kill or maim a bird such as
you are setting horrendous precedence
for the dog
just shoot the dang things and cook them up
makes more sense and would kill parasites
btw i think google could answer your questions better
since you seem frustrated by peoples responses
we all know dogs can kill things
the question is
should we let them
or even encourage it?
|02-24-2014 01:08 PM|
|Blanketback||Lol, bga! We have a nice little boat launch around the corner where our dogs get to run and swim. I avoid this area after the snow melts for a good month, to give the other dogs who frequent the spot time to eat up all that goose poo. Ugh, I don't think other people can imagine a ground completely covered in it - but take our word for it, folks: it's true.|
|02-24-2014 01:01 PM|
|02-24-2014 12:53 PM|
To the OP:
It really is not advisable to broadcast that you intend to do something illegal on a message board. It is probably not in your best interest to project a blatant disregard for laws on such a site either. It is unrealistic to expect people to ignor that aspect of your post(s).
I think people have expressed their concerns about feeding your dog his catch from a health standpoint. I suppose you could look into the health of the goose population in your area as in what is advocated for legal hunt game. Evaluate what they have to say & decide if this is a good idea from the perspective of the dog's short term health. Long term, it may be a problem because here in the states dogs can be shot for harrassing game or livestock. Maybe not in Canada. Being shot is kinda hard on their health.
|02-24-2014 12:49 PM|
|02-24-2014 12:28 PM|
|Blanketback||The worry I have about letting my dog kill wildlife is that under the law of natural selection, he'd be killing the weakest member. So, thinking in terms of geese, will he get the one with avian flu? Will he get sick? It's not worth the risk to me - although we do need a cull here.|
|02-24-2014 12:19 PM|
Gus has a full summer ahead doing goose control which does not entail killing or injuring them. Nothing like your dog paying for his own dog food!
I would rather have my dog drive them away...not kill and eat them himself. You must remember that to allow and encourage this behaviour brings a future of possible unwanted kills ie. raccoons, cats etc. some of which could cause damage to your dog.
|02-24-2014 12:11 PM|
|Blanketback||The open season in the southern district of Ontario is longer than other districts. It's odd to hear them referred to as "migratory birds" because there's more than plenty here already! They really are becoming an urban pest.|
|02-24-2014 12:05 AM|
Sorry, off topic...
|02-24-2014 12:01 AM|
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