The latest on our pal “Mickey”.
Mickey has been “spared”, though he will be de-nutted, chipped and have his teeth ground down. SO, being mauled by Mickey will now be more a factor of crushing force as opposed to deep, tearing wounds. Lucky us!
I am confident that the judge spared Mickey due to social pressure, and possibly death threats from the pit nut jobbers.
One thing I found frustrating (but oh so predictable) about this train wreck was the narrative from BOTH sides. Many of those who supported Mickey's euthanasia were speaking from a point of view indicating that Mickey IS a person. This is an intellectual trap that many fall into, and I admit that even I do it from time to time.
BS: Mickey is NOT a person. Mickey is NOT comparable to a human perp. Mickey has NO rights. Mickey is property of the government and they should be able to do whatever they want with him. Mickey's human owner surrendered him to the county after the attack and that should have been the end of it.
There is NO countervailing benefit to sparing Mickey or ANY animal that mauls and kills. They have no rights, they do not contribute to society in any meaningful way, and they present nothing but risk. They are a PURE liability. They offer NOTHING but problems.
Consider the foul nonsense emanating from the “Save Mickey” facebook page! Now, they are trying to save a FIVE TIME biter named “Rambo”. Yes, lets keep the biting going people, for THAT is the ethical thing to do! Fortunately, Rambo is a Rottweiler and the Rott people are a bit more responsible than the pit nutters – they know that every mauling and killing adds to a statistic that the BSL folks will use to take their dogs away: Hey Mickey fans - preventing maulings is not just ethical, its good politics, too!
Now that the dust has settled on the Kevin/Mickey fiasco, what of Mickey's original owner? Any charges brought against him? Anyone calling for HIS head? Over a month into this thing and NOTHING on this front. I guess surrendering the dog was good enough for law enforcement. Hey, commit arson and turn in your matches... no foul! Hey, I thought these things were all about they owner? Well, they ARE until something happens... THEN its all the victim's fault!
Pets that maul and kill should be summarily destroyed REGARDLESS of breed or species. Owners of pets that maul and kill belong in prison, and not some weekend BS, either... I want HARD TIME.