Come up at work so thought I'd share while I love dogs to bits there are always exceptions.
I got bitten by a letter box when I was a postie.
I think this legislation is a step in the right direction though.
Of course when we used to have dog licences nobody ever got bitten.
What has actually changed in the last few years? Are there really more dogs running wild and savaging people, or is it just more newsworthy? Would a child losing part of an ear have been front page news and lead news item on TV 30 or 40 years ago? My guess is it would barely have merited more than a couple of lines in a local paper. Yes, there are criminal elements using dogs as weapons, but that's as old as the hills, and bringing in new rules about chipping dogs is hardly likely to make much difference there as the law is hardly a deterrant to the people concerned.
In my view this issue (if indeed it is one) is just yet another symptom of the increasing selfishness that is growing in society, and of the increasing anti-social and intolerant nature of people rather than anything else. The problem is that rather than trying to fix the underlying issue people instead chose the easy (and dare I say selfish and intolerant) path of threatening people with the law instead.
How would chipping/ dog licences be enforced? Would every police person have a doggy chip reader? Would the council have to employ 10s of dog wardens to patrol every bit of green space in their district?
Even if reputable breeders chipped their puppies when they leave their mother, non registered/ accidental/ puppy farms aren't going to do this. People who are training their dog to be agressive wont fill out the forms for a dog licence.
I agree with BOTF it's society becoming more selfish.
Running Postie wrote (see)
done! I got bitten by a dog yesterday at work! Just to make a point to all that reads this forum, I love dogs but it is not funny to train your dog to hate posties, nor is it funny to see the dog snatch the mail from the letter box as the postie pushes it through. Get a box on the wall or a dog basket of the letter box........Please
We (even I do sometimes) can't deliver stuff if we are all being attacked and like you said it's not funny. (((hugs))) for the bite and hope your ok.
lardarse wrote (see)
If a dog bites you, and it's apparently not the dogs fault (lol) but rather the owners, then chip all dogs, then when some ones bitten find out who owns it, and put the owner down.
Cake wrote (see)
Running P just make sure you've reported any dog bites kid remember if you have to take any time off for them it's a industial injury if it's not reported it's time off sick.
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