Virginia offers some dogs an out after killing hens

Posted: March 2, 2014 at 4:04 a.m.

Alan Taylor (with Hank, left) and Boo. She had a tag on when she was shot while getting into a neighbor's coop, he said. "The simple solution for a rational person is to pick up a phone, but what this law allows people to do is to pick up a gun," he added. Illustrates DOGS-CHICKENS (category a), by Rachel Weiner (c) 2014, The Washington Post. Moved Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Norm Shafer)

In the eternal battle of dog against chicken, Virginia law sides with the fowl.

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