Don't be a dumb ass you know what I mean. You have much more control over the baton than the bullet as to whether it would be lethal or not. I don't care what anyone says that dog didn't need to be shot.
I know of two labs that were chasing domestic geese in an off duty highway patrol officers yard. Both dogs were shot and killed. Did he have the right to do so, probably but should he have. I say no same as the dog in question in this thread. Like someone else said this incident and this thread are why I like my dogs, they are not idiots like people, if the shoe fits wear it!