Originally Posted by Hoopman20
Looks like the dog was trying to protect it's owner but actually just preventing anyone from getting close enough to give the man the care he needed. It also looked like the dog charged a woman and may have bit her in the leg, then charged one of the cops. I don't think the cop was out of line at all. The dog's intentions (just caring about it's owner) have nothing to do with what the cop had to do to get the best result possible out of the entire situation. And to all of those people ITT who just can't bear to watch... I agree, it's very sad, but Jesus Christ why is this kind of empathy so prevalent in this thread and absolutely almost non-existent in threads where you see two people drive off a cliff (seemingly to their death or at least extreme injury) or in some other way suffer a severe injury? I just think it's illogical.
Cliffs: It's too bad the dog was shot but I don't think it unreasonable (from what the video captured).
Why the **** do people seem to express so much empathy for a single aggressive dog ITT when other threads concerning innocent people obtaining serious or fatal injuries receive almost none?
Tazer=shooting. He could have just as easily pulled out his tazer.
As for the empathy with the dog itt & it's lack of presence in human vids I think we could easily see a dog dive off a cliff from a distance, not hear whimpering & be completely ok with it.
It's the severity of the dogs yelps & how much pain he's in that gives us so much empathy towards the dog. I think this vid in human terms would be =seeing someone get tortured/killed slowly, screaming in pain etc. We'd feel a similar amount of empathy.
Saying all that though I do agree that there's some sort of illogical disconnect hard wired into our brains when it comes to seeing humans killed & not caring vs dogs/cats getting killed. It's primitive or something, like seeing our defenceless young child getting hurt, it's hard wired like we go into insta defensive mode.