It Is, And They Can Be….

A distraught Mr Gonsalves informed the police, but because the incident was “dog on dog” he said it was not logged as an offence.

The police were lazy. And lying.

“It is hereby declared for the avoidance of doubt that an order under section 2 of the M1 Dogs Act 1871 (order on complaint that dog is dangerous and not kept under proper control)— 
(a)may be made whether or not the dog is shown to have injured any personand 

(b)may specify the measures to be taken for keeping the dog under proper control, whether by muzzling, keeping on a lead, excluding it from specified places or otherwise.]”

And because so few people challenge them – thinking that as police, surely they are experts in the law? – they often get away with it.

After the attack on Wednesday, July 25, Mr Gonsalves set up a petition on the website www.change.org demanding the law be changed so dog owners can be prosecuted if their pets attack other dogs.

There’s no need for this petition nonsense. You need to get on the task of making the police do the job they are paid for. Other people have done, and won.

3 comments for “It Is, And They Can Be….

  1. Errol
    August 13, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    People don’t know the law. They can’t, not all of it. Heck, the Scots passed a law designed to raise tax revenue and didn’t want to tell people about it because then ‘people might start obeying it’, denying them of revenue.

    As a dog owner – 2 Newfoundlands and a long haired German Shepherd – training and socialisation is essential. When a dog doesn’t know it’s place and due to a rubbish owner doesn’t behave, they’re dangerous. The three year old Shepherd can bite through sheet metal. I love him dearly, but I didn’t leave him alone with junior when he was little. The Newfies have completely different temperaments so aren’t an issue, but they’re still big, heavy dogs. Their behaviour when we’re out is entirely my responsibility. Irresponsible owners should be shot.

    • August 21, 2018 at 7:38 am

      At the scene. Like their owners.

  2. August 14, 2018 at 6:06 am

    Train your dog to be obedient and know its place. Same goes for police persons too.

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