Carl, did you miss the part where Mr. Strout checked with the D.A.'s office to confirm his assessment was correct? Or the part where it is not required in all areas to be tied up at all times? Or the fact that it happend on a 3rd partys land, not the Olsons? Or the fact that the poor dog that died was "at large" (unattended), while the other dogs were not leashed, but were walking with thier owners on land they had permission to be on?
This is a sad thing to happen, I do not know any of the people involved, so do not take this as I am trying to justify one side or the other, i am not. As a pet owner I feel for the Olsons and their loss.
I have personally had interactions with Mr. Strout a couple of times with finding lost/untagged animals, and sick/wounded animals wandering in around our home, and have always found him to be professional, capable, and friendly in his duties.
Jason, I would suspect that some people may feel this could make them a target for break-in and such. Common sense would dictate that a sane person would steer clear of someone armed, but someone hell-bent on getting a weapon they cannot leaglly obtain or an addict looking for something they can trede for drugs do not run on common sense.
I know they are not the same, but we would never think to publish a list of people with a medical marijuana card, or on opiates for pain. my point is why publish a list of people who have something that some people with bad intentions may want???
what is the purpose, will you move if your neighbor has one? Will you only be friends with people not on the list? Just what is your productive purpose for the release of this information? I cannot come up with any myself, so please help me find some.
Once again our so called justice system shows that the bigger low-life you are, the less punishment you get. So the next time you all have health issues break whatever laws you like, and thanks for robbing my childrens future of the chance to LEGALLY hunt that game.