Another in this series.
One thing that I, and indeed many people, find infuriating about this regime is that nothing gets attention until someone is killed. The Roy McSweeney, Klonda Richey, Jordyn Arndt, etc.. etc... ad nauseum scenarios were all preceded by months, sometimes years, of atrocious, barbaric behavior on the part of dogs and their owners for which there was no intervention.
Remember, Fido has been granted absolute moral authority. Whatever Dog does is well and good because... Dog is doing it! If a jogger gets attacked, or the UPS guy winds up in the hospital.... no shits given. The victim is held accountable and everything is just peachy in Dogville!
Over 4 MILLION Americans are bitten by dogs each year, with about 400,000 of those requiring hospital emergency room visits. Where is the outrage at that? NONE ... because we are conditioned to love Fido no matter what. Again, Fido has Moral Authority! Extending that to a few dozen killed, well.... that is just statistical noise. Don't you think that Fido, in His infinite wisdom, may see fit to take the lives of a few useless 2-leggers each year? Who are we mere mortals to challenge the wisdom of Dog?
Of course, some folks are going to argue that "there is a big difference between a bite and a mauling". Where do you draw the precise line between a bite and a mauling? Why is it that bites are perfectly OK, but maulings are not? Why are "maulings" of huge societal import but "bites" are irrelevant? Is not the level of accountability the same in either case?
Lets consider this analogy: You get drunk, drive, run a red light and hit my car. That crash (I won't call it an accident) was your fault. You are responsible. Now, the results of the crash could be anything from a minor fender-bender to me winding up in the morgue, but the precise outcome is not really relevant to who owns that outcome. Again, you are at fault. You made it happen. Its not like you just get to say "Hey, the damages were only a few grand.... I'll take my keys and go home now". NO. That is not the way it works!
Pursuant to that, dog owners own those 400,000 emergency room visits. When a GSD runs into the street and attacks a jogger, the dog owner owns that scenario. Again, accountability does not vary according to outcome: If its your dog, its your problem.