Here is how I treat rants posed as questions. First I wonder about the PURPOSE of the rant, the end result the person is seeking. Attention? Yes, usually. Sort of “look at me.” Then I look at the way the person writes, uses the English language, the education, the ability to interpret something in a reasonable fashion.
That brings us to “us” dog owners. Us? This makes me think this is less sharing information and more ranting. You watched the video and “he” was saying. We are to guess who “he” is? Of course, your familiar style of writing also supports that conclusion. I would, of course, be interested in your research on the subject, including the sites and FACTS. Insurance companies tend to INFLATE statistics on dog bites/dog attacks in order to justify raised premiums. Media tends to DOWNPLAY statistics. The truth is somewhere in between.
Personally, I don’t put anyone/anything on a pedestal, and that includes my dogs.
You’ve owned dogs for 56 years and just had this epiphany? Interesting.