242. Protection of property other than livestock.

A person who kills or injures another's dog which is attacking property of any kind other than livestock1, whether his own or another person's, commits no offence if he acts to protect that property or a right or interest, provided that:


    (1)     he honestly believes at the time that the property is in immediate need of protection; and


    (2)     the means used are reasonable having regard to all the circumstances2.

The principles of civil liability for his action are, however, different.

Thus to kill or injure a dog in protection of game and other wild animals not reclaimed is still probably