I would rather give the benefit of the doubt to a human rather than a dog.
Of course you would.
Obviously, this nutcase is your kind of guy.
[one of the parties involved can lie and justify himself...the other party cannot speak or defend himself...how *convenient*]
I would not give the benefit of the doubt to a criminal who *trespassed* on my property to shoot my dog.
I would give the benefit of the doubt to a *neighbor* who called me from his property to report he saw my dog in his yard.
Do you truly not grasp the difference??