The grandmother of the four-year-old girl mauled to death by her pet bulldog yesterday said she ‘could kill’ staff at the re-homing centre that placed the former stray with her family.After all, the other alternative is to blame the idiot spawn of your loins, who brought a dog of unknown temperament and history into an unsuitable environment for it (indeed one where, according to some reports, dogs were not even allowed by the housing association).
And we can't have that, can we? That's not possible, that your daughter shares any of the blame!
Mrs Hudson, 49, said: ‘They have taken away our precious girl. I could kill them for that. They deserve whatever they get now.
‘I don’t know whether or not they knew she had a little girl.’Well, it certainly should have been on their checklist, but they do not bear the ultimate responsibility. They haven't broken any laws.
At least, not in any sane world.
And, in any sane world, you wouldn't be given a platform in the media to lash out and seek to avoid blame. But the nauseating sentimentality of our modern justice system is such that your daughter will almost certainly face no child endangerment charges, and the CPS will probably try to throw something at the rehoming agency if they can, sensing an easy target for its displaced aggression as easily as the dog itself did.
Already the hue and cry is in full flow, with all interested parties suggesting nice little earners from this totally foreseeable tragedy, and others who are cut from the same cloth as your daughter doing the rounds of the chat shows who, if they had any decency, would spurn her with a sneer of contempt. .
Dogs aren't the problem. Personal responsibility (or rather, lack of it) is the problem.