To the editor — Irresponsible dog owners are to blame for the unfortunate demise of their dog. Responsible dog owners keep their pets leashed, immunized and not running wild.

The rancher who exercised his constitutional rights to protect his property and his pet ducks has been demonized by the irresponsible “living in a bubble” who feel they have more rights than the property owner!

Common sense is a simple solution: Obey the laws, keep pets leashed and do not trespass on private property.