Answer by Mrs.BAT at 7:29 AM on May. 18, 2012
Answer by wendythewriter at 8:04 AM on May. 18, 2012
Answer by meooma at 8:24 AM on May. 18, 2012
Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 8:30 AM on May. 18, 2012
It depends on where you are. If you are on your land and the pit bull is on your land then the dog is trespassing. I don't know that it's smart to provoke a possibly vicious dog, but you are within your rights to want it off your property. If the dog is on public land and the municipality has a leash law, then I guess it would be open to interpretation of what is provocation and what is defending one's self. If you are on the dog's property (owner's property) then you have no right to provoke the dog, however at that point you could be considered as trespassing. If the dog attacked, then it would still be subject to laws of the municipality (quarantine, being held at the pound or being put down depending on severity of the attack if one has occurred).
I don't know if this is how it would actually work, but this is what I would figure. Still, not smart to provoke a pit bull regardless of location.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:32 AM on May. 18, 2012
A child could unknowingly provoke a dog. I think the owner would be responsible unless you could prove the person purposly riled the dog up.
Answer by Farrahann at 8:44 AM on May. 18, 2012
Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 8:46 AM on May. 18, 2012
Answer by feralxat at 8:57 AM on May. 18, 2012
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 10:12 AM on May. 18, 2012
Answer by wendythewriter at 10:37 AM on May. 18, 2012