The Dog Lobby vs. Police and Common Sense

After a Presa Canario killed its owner in Florida, and then was shot dead by police, an article in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel published today (August 24, 2006) questions whether officers are trigger-happy, and suggests that they need to be trained in “stepping back and reading the dog.” 

Are our law enforcement agencies really going to train cops to “step back and read dogs” that are racing toward them with fangs ready and murder on their minds? Does the public really want to preserve dogs’ lives over the safety of our police?