I am a dog owner and I run a pet care business. 6 weeks ago our family dog was brutally attacked and killed by two other dogs. I have come to find that there is no prosecution to dog owners if their dog seriously injures or kills another dog. It is only if the dog hurts a human. I understand that to some people a dog is just an animal and not a human being. But what about when a dog is part of your family? It is just the same as losing a family member.
I would like the government to change the dangerous dogs act to have tighter prosecution laws on owners if their dog attacks or seriously injures another dog. At present The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 stipulates that they will only prosecute if a dog is acting dangerously in a public place and it is a dog on human attack.
As a nation of pet lovers, we share our homes with 7.3 million dogs and 78% of dog owners agree that