Boss St Bloke wrote:An excellent but naive response.
I hope and pray (sincerely) that you, your children or someone close to you does not get attacked by an "obedient ball playing" dog off the lead.
Zoe wrote:As this story suggests, vicous dogs are a bigger problem for other dog owners, and really it's the owner to blame.
bdim wrote:Just want to correct the error by Ms Reeve above about the types of dogs she wants banned. Staffordshire bull terriers (like most 'bull breeds') are not inherently dangerous dogs and should not be confused with Pit Bulls, which are another breed entirely (noting some confusion over how to accurately classify such breeds) and are currently banned in the UK. And I certainly do not recall a mastiff attack on anyone in living memory, mainly because whilst they are huge dogs they are rare, normally gentle and require considerable funds to keep. I will not engage in a debate about the rather flawed dangerous dogs legislation here but want to stress that any dog can be dangerous in the wrong hands, just like so many things in life (cars, cricket bats etc) but this does not mean they should be banned. 'Banning' things may be the zeitgeist but some of us (myself included) want to resist further attempts to legislate our every move and instead focus on encouraging a society in which care for each other is the norm. The problem is almost always the owner, not the dog and in my opinion efforts need to be targeted at dog welfare (by dealing with bad owners) rather than reactionary efforts to ban particular breeds on spurious grounds.
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