Originally Posted by centrarchid
Let us say you have a neighbors cattle get on your land so you just disappear them. Around most areas you would promptly be labelled a cattle thief. In the not to distant past here you would be hung and the people doing it would keep that quit as well. The rules / laws are designed to keep things from getting out of hand.
Here in AZ, IIRC, you are fencing in your land, and a few free range cattle manage to get fenced in, they become yours. It doesn't make for good neighborly relations though.
Personally, I'm the kind of person that believes many problems can be solved with a shotgun.
But, I live in the middle of nowhere.
I used to have cattle come onto the property, knock things over, break stuff, suck my fish pond dry, and do all kinds of damage. I'd chase them off, and when they were just barely out of range, I'd pop them in the butt with a 12 gauge. They quit coming around.
But me, I'd blow those chickens away. If the owner doesn't care what his birds do, why should you hold any compassion for them?