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Thank you to the 107 people who responded to the poll regarding holding dog owners accountable for the actions of their dogs. 
 
 
POLL RESULTS 
 
 
1)  Do you believe a dog owner should be held criminally liable if his dog attacks and kills or injurs a person?
 
     Yes                      No
      99                         8
 
 
2)  Do you believe a dog owner should be held criminally liable if his dog attacks and kills or injurs another animal?
 
     Yes                     No
      77                       30
 
**28 people who answered "yes" to questions 1 and 2 felt the severity/degree of liability should vary dependent on whether the dog owner was knowingly negligent as opposed to negligent per se.
 
 
 
3)  Do you believe that if owners are subject to criminal penalties for violations of animal control ordinances (i.e., running at large), they should be held criminally liable for dog attacks?
 
     Yes                     No
     101                      6
 
**Although 8 people answered "no" to question number 1 above, 4 of those people contradicted themselves by answering "yes" to question number 3.
 
 
 
4)  Do you think there is any reason that a dog bite to either human or animal is justifiable?
 
     Yes                   No
     101                    6
 
 
 
 
5)  Do you believe failure to hold individual owners accountable for the actions of their dogs has ever resulted in punishment of dog owners as a whole?
 
     Yes                   No                Uncertain
     102                    3                        2

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Why this poll was posted... (click here)