NOT Onion: Owner of "Killer Dogs" could face LIFE in Prison! Be Glad that 'We' don't live in the UK...Yet!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 19:33
Owners of killer dogs could face life in prison
Government launches online consultation to determine whether there is public support for increase in maximum penalty
Direct .mp4 Download: http://cdn.theguardian.tv/mainwebsite/2013/8/6/130806Dogs-16...
Owen Bowcott, legal affairs correspondent
The Guardian, Monday 5 August 2013
Owners of dogs that kill people could face life imprisonment if an online consultation run by the government demonstrates public support for more severe penalties.
The proposal for a significant jump in the current maximum jail term of two years is launched on Tuesday by the animal welfare minister, Lord de Mauley.
Public response will be one – but not necessarily the decisive – factor in shaping changes that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) plans to make to the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act.
*** But ANY doubt, as to whether if or WHEN they could get away with it, the nanny staters won't try it here, in America, as well??
Observing the current sheeple zeitgeist trajectory?
P.S. Apparently, "pre-Crime" is already a reality in UK: there's something called the "Crime Prevention Minister"!!!
To wit: the man in the above video!
Crime prevention minister Jeremy Browne discusses proposals for a significant jump in the current maximum jail term of two years in prison for owners of dangerous dogs. Browne says the government wants to reduce the number of dog attacks and give councils and police the necessary powers to deal with the most severe cases
When sanity reigns supreme, in America again, may possession of ANYTHING never be a "crime" nor a punishable one.
True, this is specifically about owner of dogs that kills someone, and not a 'killer species' like how many malign specific types of dogs like PitBulls and Rottweilers.
Still, does a parent go to prison for life, when one of their children kill?
While certain species of animals are 'domesticatable' it's not as if animals don't have a mind of their own. No?
No, it doesn't come close to what we'd classify as "Free Will," that said, do they not have functional brains that allow them to act with intention or by 'instincts'??
Then, the real question becomes: does 'our' society punish mentally retarded for their actions? Currently? Yes and No. Then, can the dog-owners use "insanity" defense for dog-on-human crimes, too, now?
But, in the land of Piers Moron's Groom of the Stool, you wonder if the Britons lost their sense of humor and are failing to see the irony in using the very British author George Orwell's 1984 as an operator's manual, than a warning.
Well...yeah, so okay...like we're doing any better here.o(
This is what happens in a democracy: more morons get to vote for more moronic policies that they delude will help or 'protect' them.