Some people would jump in and risk their lives; others wouldn't particularly since it might not have helped the child. But let's consider another problem.
Shooting and killing an African wild dog after the 2-year-old was clearly already dead, just because the dog was "not responding," is unethical. Why didn't they use a tranquilizer? It's an endangered species, and nobody was in danger. What did the dog do wrong?
Let me guess: once police arrived, they dictated how to deal with the scene, and their playbook says shoot all non-cooperative animals.
“The egg hatched...” “...the egg hatched... and a hundred baby spiders came out...”
“Who are you?” “A friend. I'm here to prevent you from making a mistake.” “You have no idea what I'm doing here, friend.” “In specific terms, no, but I swore an oath to protect the world...”
“It's a goal you won't understand until later. Your job is to make sure he doesn't achieve the goal.”
Last edited by tyme; November 13, 2012 at 06:04 PM.