Something in another thread got me to thinking about this. Should police use deadly force instead of sending their dog into harms way? Do you hold your animal back in order to protect it or do you let it search out the possibly armed intruder in your house?
Has the reason for training animals to take the place of humans in high risk situations been forgotten? Have we decided that instead of a tool our animals are on the same level as humans?
There have even been attempts to make the killing of a police dog the same as killing a human. Have we forgotten the role of service animals? That they were originally bred to do things to dangerous for there masters to preform?