Maybe we can find something else for target practice?
MERCED, CALIFORNIA – Merced Police are reportedly taking injured animals out to the shooting range and shooting them according to a report filed by CBS13. Animal rights activists are questioning whether this is the most humane solution to put down pets who are suffering from injuries.
According to a California penal code, it’s an officer’s discretion, saying in part: “…any officer… may, with the approval of his or her immediate superior, humanely destroy any abandoned animal in the field in any case where the animal is too severely injured to move or where a veterinarian is not available and it would be more humane to dispose of the animal. “No one wants to see an animal lose its life, but if death is inevitable, and it’s just being prolonged,” said Sacramento County Sgt. Jason Ramos.