I’ve posted on this subject once before, but this post is more of an ‘opinions wanted’ type of post, to allow my visitors to comment and express their opinion on the subject.
It is reported more than 100 people per week are hospitalised due to dog bite type injuries in the UK. Now I’m unsure if these figures are accurate, but one thing I do know is ‘attacks’ from dogs are becoming more and more common.
So my questions to you are simple:
- Who is to blame? - Are you a member of the public who believes some dogs are just born aggressive and it is in their nature? Or do you believe nurture is the problem and it is owners who are to blame?
- What can or should be done? – There are many possible options which could potentially work such as dog licensing, compulsory micro chipping etc. but do you have a different idea? do you agree, that every dog that bites or ‘attacks’ as they put it, should be destroyed? do you think that every owner who’s dog is deemed dangerous, should receive a tougher punishment?
- Should certain dog breeds be banned? - As many people are aware, one of the most popular breeds of dog that we hear about attacking people, is the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Many people are also aware that this breed has a tendency to get into the wrong hands and is constantly bred irresponsibly, making more staffies than there are homes for. Is this why we hear so much of staffy attacks, or do you think this breed is dangerous anyway and is another type that should be banned?
This will also be open for discussion on the LP_Animals facebook page, so if you would prefer to express your opinion on the facebook page rather than the website then please feel free to do so.