J W fowlerville, MI 12/6/2007 9:07:56 PM I think that similar to human cases, probable cause should be the standard. Obviously many elements of having similar standards of human court proceedings would'nt be possible (jury of peers, right to face accusers etc) however I think that people who own animals need to bear responsibility for their actions, especially in cases involving violence against people or other animals. In the area I live, just this past summer 2 people were mauled to death by 2 dogs that lived on a nearby farm. The case is still pending, however, the owner of the farm had in excess of 10 dogs who frequently escaped thier fenced yard. Although they had not be violent in the past, the fact that they had escaped the yard in the past and now were responsible for the deaths of 2 people cannot be overlooked. There needs to be serious repercussions for irresponsibility that results in injurues. These dogs were proven responsible and euthanized.