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Dangerous dogs maul 8-year old Glasgow girl

Once more we find ourselves asking –

“What is to be done with dogs that attack and maim innocent children?…and what is to be done with their owners?”

Big, powerful, intimidating animals such as American bulldogs – the type of dogs that attacked this young girl – can hardly be described as family pets, can they? This is a typical photograph of a well-muscled, extremely powerful dog that has to be harnessed. Says it all really…

We don’t know the full circumstances surrounding this latest incident but we do know this – the risk to children from vicious, uncontrollable dogs is a real and present danger and nothing much is being done to stop it.

The Control of Dogs (Scotland ) Act was meant to make a difference but why do we rarely if ever hear it quoted in relation to the dangerous and life-threatening behaviour of problem dogs. Deed not breed was the mantra that heralded the introduction of the new legislation…    

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