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.
Much as I loath that fake charity and pseudo-police force the RSPCSS, I have to admit their Home Checks are extremely rigorous (to the point where a Home Checker with half an acre of garden herself was refused a dog from them!).
So in THIS particular incident it does sound as if the Dogs Home has been negligent. Don't get me wrong, the main culprit is the Mother herself of course and in any sane country she would be charged and barred from ever rearing children again. But what do we expect from a nation who idolise bad parents like that couple who left their daughter in a chalet while they went out for a meal on holiday. You don't leave a small child alone EVER and you don't leave a small child alone with a dog ...any dog. No matter how well trained it might be. The commentators at the Daily Hitler saying 'get a dog with smaller jaws' need to consider the fact that the 'Sausage Dog' was bred to flush out (and kill if needs be) mammals several times it's size and weight and many many times more dangerous.
'I don't know whether they knew or not that she had a little girl'
I don't know that either, but I do know that the mother knew she had a little girl.
"Dogs aren't the problem. Personal responsibility (or rather, lack of it) is the problem.".
On this Joolz I believe we've found a touch of common ground.
What people don't realise is, dogs are a pack animal, and "Animal" being the operative word here. They're not furry 4 footed little people, nor are they (Much as some would have them) a surrogate for children.
Being pack animals, all dogs be they bull mastiffs or chihuahuas will try to challenge for dominance. You see it regularly where the dog is in control not the owner.
It isn't much of a problem if you have a yappy yorkie or chihuahua, but with a big powerful dog, it's a mauling just waiting to happen.
Now before all the "Killer attack dogs" and "They should be banned" merchants start, the thing with totally useless bits of legislation like the "Dangerous dogs act" is that unless the animal concerned is KC registered and chipped or tattooed, how do you prove that the dog falls under the act? The burden of proof lies with the prosecution, not the other way around.
At one time I had 3 rescue dogs who were very well behaved, but like all creatures they had off days and a spat would ensue. They learned the hard way that I was top dog and that fighting was not allowed. I still have one rescue dog, a whippet crossed with a staffie, the result is a very fast biting machine.She behaves herself because she is never allowed not to. Young children with ill trained dogs that weigh more than an adult? Just asking for trouble.
Hasn't it become apparent that a dog's home wasn't involved and she had just found it in the park? If so manslaughter a dangerous dog with a small child, put the stupid breeder away for a few years and possibly the mother too.
"So in THIS particular incident it does sound as if the Dogs Home has been negligent."
Yes, certainly so, but they stand in loco parentis to the dog. Not her child...
And clearly, that commenter had forgotten last year's (I think) killing of a child by a Jack Russell...
"...but I do know that the mother knew she had a little girl."
"On this Joolz I believe we've found a touch of common ground."
It had to happen sooner or later... ;)
"Young children with ill trained dogs that weigh more than an adult? Just asking for trouble."
She's already reportedly had trouble controlling it. What chance did the child stand?
"Hasn't it become apparent that a dog's home wasn't involved and she had just found it in the park?"
No, it was an early rumour. The dog was discovered straying in a park, handed to the rescue centre by the dog warden.
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