Animal Welfare Minister Lord Henley has today published the summary of the 4,250 responses to the dangerous dogs consultation, launched by previous Home Secretary Alan Johnson.
Lord Henley said:
“The issue of dangerous dogs is not just a problem of dangerous breeds but also one of bad owners. They need to be held to account and stopped from ruining people’s lives."
(ed: It appears Lord Henley is making an assumption that there IS such a thing as 'dangerous breeds', his quote above tends to suggest he 'shares the blame' between dangerous breeds and dangerous owners.)
“Dangerous dogs are a major issue affecting many people. This is why I am working closely with Ministerial colleagues in the Home Office on the anti-social behaviour dimension to this issue. We are also working with groups such as the RSPCA to look at other issues raised in the consultation, such as breed-specific bans, micro-chipping and attacks on private property.”
Lord Henley said that he would announce the Government’s approach to dangerous dogs early in the New Year.
Responses to many of the forty proposals in the dangerous dogs consultation were strongly divided, with primary concerns being whether the bans on specific dog breeds were the best approach to reduce dog attacks, and how to deal promptly and effectively with those that allow their dogs to be a nuisance to others.
Read the responses to Government's Dangerous Dogs Consultation here
Source: DogMagazine.net – the K9 Magazine blog
Breaking: Government Publishes Results of Dangerous Dogs Consultation