Have you heard of the animal cruelty case of Seth Foster, of Spring Arbor, Michigan? He's in hot water for letting his dog kill the raccoon that wrecked his garage. It's not like Seth trapped that feisty, procyonine perp, then taunted his dog by dangling it to and fro by the ringed tail. No. He sent his dog into the garage. The dog returned with the raccoon, and did what dogs do to raccoons: killed it.
But woe was Seth Foster, because two teenage neighbors recorded the timely dispatch of Mr. Coon with their cell phones. And now Seth Foster faces ninety days in jail, and a $500 fine if convicted.
Here's my problem with this ridiculous waste of county resources...what was Seth supposed to do with that raccoon? Take it out of the dog's mouth? Allegedly, he did just that. But the dog got it back. Assuming the dog was agreeable to letting go of his prey, the question remains as to how agreeable a punctured, sodden Mr. Coon might have been with this scenario.
Sometimes, man should not intervene with nature. Take it from Val, who once tried to rescue a chipmunk from a cat.