Therin of Andor wrote:
why he hadn't learned this lesson after killing a dog. Why else?
Well, Scotty seems convinced the dog will eventually rematerialize. And, according to the novelization... it did.
Lol - I'm traumatised by them extending the range of the transporter and now you want them to let patterns retain their coherence in the matter stream for 6 months?
Even so, if you kick a dog, you can still be prosecuted for animal cruelty even if you don't break any of its bones. Scotty's casual disregard for animal welfare is appalling! Even Kruge loved his targ.