Thank goodness!!! Someone is actually blaming the owner instead of the dogs. And this punishment will hurt.
Owning a dog is a right. And rights are tied to responsibilities.
Citizens have the right to drive cars unless they cross certain bounds of criminality. Then the guilty citizen loses their right to drive. But all citizens don't.
Citizens have the right to "keep and bear arms" unless they cross certain bounds of criminality. Then the guilty citizen loses their right to "keep and bear arms". But all citizens don't.
Citizens have the right to own dogs, unless they prove themselves to be irresponsible in their duties as an owner. At that point, they should expect to lose their rights to "keep and care for dogs". But all citizens shouldn't.
It doesn't matter if it is a VW Beetle or a Hummer; a .22 or a .44 magnum; a Pekinese or a Pit Bull.
It is not the property that is at fault. It is the irresponsible property owner.
In this case the dog owner crossed a line that will actually cost him his freedom. But his freedom only. Not mine or anyone else's.
The justice system actually makes sense in this case. There should be no consideration of early release and the violator should be restricted from owning dogs of any kind.
I agree with most of what you say, but......
Neither driving nor owning dogs is a right. Driving and dog ownership are privileges.
The line about the "property" not being at fault is right on the money.