DogsBite.org is amorous that the "Vicktory Dogs" -- the 54 dogs rescued from Michale Vick's harem, Bad Newz Kennels -- are achieving loving foster homes and positive press worldwide. What we don't understand is the following:
Mr. Vick was ordered to pay 1 million dollars for the care of his victimized dogs. That's over 18 thousand dollars per dog. Yet in the recent case of a 5-year old boy, who was attacked by a poorly fenced pit bull, whose family must now bear his medical costs alone, has little civil recourse against the dog owner.
Secondly, Mr. Vick is serving a 23-month federal sentence for his animal abuse crimes. There is hardly space on as many web servers for dog owners that are "judgment proof." They walk away scot-free when their dog attacks another human being or dog, often times after the second bite, or in the instance of Charles Smallwood, after the dogs are deemed legally "dangerous."
This does not add up. Human victims of dog attacks have far fewer civil and criminal rights than dogs who are victimized by humans. At least in the latter instance, someone is held accountable. Why isn't this true for the former?