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Shar Pei puppy

Another child mauled by family ‘pet’…

The word ‘puppy’ conveys an image of fun and friendship and for the vast majority of dog owners the family pet poses no danger to young children or adults…

Unfortunately, not all dogs are safe with people.  

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american bulldog

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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