I would like to urge everyone to vote in favor of the changes to the dog bylaw, Warrant Article 38.
It will not bring back my chickens, nor will it prevent such an event happening in the future.
But what it will do is recognize that a dog that kills livestock is dangerous because it will continue to kill.
It will require the owner to keep the dog restrained in the future and it increases the fines to the owner if he does not comply.
Remember that livestock is not just chickens but also lambs, baby goats, rabbits, pheasants, etc.
I have owned dogs most of my life and I think that responsible dog owners have nothing to fear from supporting these changes.