Because these State Statutes are written by lawyers for lawyers tell me if I am reading my State Statute correctly. Oklahoma State Statute (SS) 41 says that if your dog attacks my chickens then you must kill your own dog. If I am reading this correctly, I would consider this effective legislation at it's best because if you had to kill your own dog for not maintaining control of said animal then I bet you would figure out fast how to control said animal. It reads as follows: § 41. Animals chasing or injuring livestock--Right to kill--Liability of owner--Court proceedings--Definitions A. It shall be lawful for a person to kill any animal of the family canidae or the family felidae found chasing livestock off the premises of the owner of such animal if the person is the owner or occupant of the property on which the animal is chasing the livestock or if the person is authorized to kill such an animal by the owner or occupant of such property. The owner of any such animal that kills or injures any livestock shall be jointly and severally liable to any person so damaged, to the full amount of the injury done. The court, before whom a recovery is had for any such injury, shall declare the animal found to have occasioned the injury to be a common nuisance, and order the defendant to kill or cause to be killed, such animal within twenty-four (24) hours after the rendition of the judgment. If you live in Oklahoma, or have a similar State law, has anyone been effective in getting the dog owner to kill their own dog? I have not had a problem yet but reading BYC I know it's coming and want to make sure I understand the law in advance.