OK, let's run with that analogy. I have to admit I'm not all that up with cases involving stealing cars, but a quick google suggests a sentence of up to 6 months imprisonment (with no other aggravating factors).
Let's look at your insurance policy. Leave the car keys in (i.e. not take full and proper care of your property) and it will not be covered. Proximate Cause is the leaving of the keys. If they were not left, the incident could not have happened.
First point - we need to stop trying to absolve ourselves as a culture of any responsibility for things that are our own fault. If you abandon something and it is lost/eaten/stolen, the act of abandoning it led to it happening. Proximate Cause is the leaving unattended/abandoning of said item.
What interesting use of language. So the conflict which could arise, is it more likely to be the less tolerant people at fault than your puppy? Actually it would help an awful lot if you could explain what perfectly reasonable behaviour those awful people are less tolerant about.
I am aware that some people are scared/allergic/nervous around even little dogs. I know they are irrational fears founded on nothing. But I have enough courtesy to keep my dog on a lead in scenarios where I am statistically more likely to meet people with these fears.
Far too much emotional language and personally involved anecdotal "evidence" being used in this thread, in other words, biased single sided stories, as borne out by the thread title.
- Aracer's bird left her bag unattended, showing lack of due care for personal property.
- Puppy sniffed it.
- Some shouting occurred.
- All involved parties could have behaved like civil human beings rather than getting all emotional.
- The end.