The issue of hunting is highly controversial, particularly in the world of animal rights advocacy, but regardless of personal viewpoints on hunting, the majority of people would agree that shooting and killing someone’s beloved pet dog is wrong.

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A petition on Care2 describes a tragic incident involving a four-year-old therapy dog named Kaoru. While on a peaceful hike in British Columbia with his guardian, a friend, and several other dogs, Kaoru was shot point blank by a hunter who was just ten feet away. The hunter claimed he thought Kaoru was a wolf, but at such close range, it is difficult to understand how someone could confuse a dog on a hike with his guardian and other dogs as a wolf. Regardless, hunting wolves is not allowed where Kaoru was shot, and he was actually shot in a “No Hunting and No Shoot Zone,” although the surrounding areas do permit some types of hunting. No charges were filed, though an investigation is supposedly underway.

Kaoru was trained to assist children with autism and other special needs, and his absence and loss is greatly affecting many. It is unimaginable to think what his guardian must have felt as her beloved animal companion was shot in front of her and died in her arms.

If you are outraged this innocent dog’s life was cut short for absolutely no reason, please take a moment to sign this petition demanding that the “No Hunting and No Shoot Zone” be expanded and enforced in order to prevent another tragedy like this from happening again.

And please share this with your network to increase support for this important cause!

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