Actually, I suspect the soldiers were ordered to shoot strays. I know swedish soldiers had a standing order to shoot all strays they came across and IÂ´d be surprised if the norwegians didnÂ´t have a similar order.Savage said:Sick, yes, but it always annoys me when people "demand explanations" from those in authority. It's not like this was an official action, it's just some sick bastards who happen to be soldiers shooting a dog. It's like anyone but themselves is accountable for it. That said, I'd like to see them brought up on cruelty to animal charges.
Well there's a case of the media leaving out some pretty important information. That puts a different spin on things.Drosselmeier said:Aftonbladet, the largest swedish daily, is trying to make something out of the fact that swedish UN-soldiers have shot 5000 strays in the last four years. What they forget is that the dogs are pretty much feral. Packs of wild dogs, some of them diseased, roam residential areas, and thatÂ´s not good. The locals have asked the soldiers to help them out with their dog problem and the soldiers have. ThatÂ´s a good thing.
They could have put the dog on a leash to get a good shot at it. If they came across a dog they felt they needed to put down and werenÂ´t equipped to do it from a long range, maybe they put it on a leash to be able to get a good shot at it with a pistol. I donÂ´t really know, but the dog being on a leash doesnÂ´t mean that it was a pet. I donÂ´t think they would go around joy-killing pets and get possibly get reported for it when there are thousands of strays running around.Kore said:"Another episode shows a dog on a leash outside a house being shot."
Somehow i don't think they were shooting a stray there.
I have references but most people here donÂ´t read swedish. ThatÂ´s why I havenÂ´t posted any links so far.justray said:Drosselmeier,
Do you have any references, or are you just guessing (hoping)?
Your translated quotes in your later post help clear things up a bit, but this statement is kind of silly: If you can get up close and actually put a leash around the animal's neck then you're certainly able to put a bullet in it.Drosselmeier said:They could have put the dog on a leash to get a good shot at it. If they came across a dog they felt they needed to put down and werenÂ´t equipped to do it from a long range, maybe they put it on a leash to be able to get a good shot at it with a pistol.