Magistrate Michelle Hodgson made the comments earlier this morning when sentencing two dog owners in Ballarat Magistrates Court.
Renee Reynolds, 22, pleaded guilty to seven charges including have a dog attack another dog and causing serious injury.
Peta-Michelle Kalisperis, 37, pleaded guilty to four charges including a dog attack on a person causing serious injury.’
I have a suspicion here – I have a feeling that the Magistrate would rather be scolding the human offenders but a certain fear (or political correctness perhaps) is forcing her to redirect the anger at the dogs instead.
I know that Pit Bulls can be dangerous but here we are dealing with repeat-offending humans with clear disregard for other people and the rule of law.
Maybe someone should take the Magistrate aside and bring her attention to the animal holding the other end of the lead.