Yes....in ways, and for different reasons. Many times an animal attack can be avoided completely....however....dealing with a human attacker is much more intricate. Animals will still react according to body language, a gun pointed at them might have little effect or affect them little. A human that continues an attack when a gun has been presented obviously has to make a decision. I've presented both with the dilemma and I've never had to shoot either. Animals survive on instincts mainly...humans survive any way they know how. An animal is never going to take advantage of you the way a human would. It all lies within the brain. My simple compassion for animals outweighs my compassion for humans because animals are innocent and they cannot do evil.....man can, and is willing and able to do so. Animals also have no concept of death...only pain and suffering.
Should use of deadly force be different for human or animal attackers?