That's a really good point, Teeney.
I have had my dog outside loose, but I won't anymore, because it's just too dangerous. One day, he saw a Schnauzer walk by, and he took off running - luckily, I was between Toad and the Schnau, but I had to run and tackle him like a football player.
And, after the neighbor had recaptured her pittie, what she said to me was, "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to scare you" as if she had done something silly and startled me - not put both of our pets in danger >:(
I hate to judge, but I feel that people like that are the ones who get dogs like Lennox put to death :( Some people just shouldn't have animals.
The only cure for ignorance is education, and bullying or attacking someone is no way to educate them.