Call on coalition government to deliver effective solutions to irresponsible dog ownership
Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:32 PM
Twenty organisations – including the RSPCA - official (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, The Blue Cross, the Communication Workers Union and the British Veterinary Association – have launched the petition, which would force a House of Commons debate if more than 100,000 people sign up on the Prime Minister’s official website.
Could you help by signing this petition today?
"We call on the coalition government to bring forward a government Bill in the Queen’s Speech in 2012 that: consolidates and updates legislation concerning dog control; gives greater flexibility and discretion to enforcers and the courts; improves public safety and animal welfare; includes a genuine preventative effect; updates some offences; and reduces the costs of enforcement. In particular we believe: the scope of legislation must be extended to cover all places, both public and private; all dogs should be permanently identified; legislation must focus on the owner’s actions or omissions rather than the type of dog; amendments must be made to ensure better canine welfare with a clear strategy to regularly review and ultimately phase out breed specific legislation; sufficient funding streams are essential for effective enforcement at a local level; and education and engagement should go hand in hand with any changes in the law to encourage more responsible dog ownership."
Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:56 PM
"legislation must focus on the owner’s actions or omissions rather than the type of dog"- Let's hope this is not overlooked in the debate.
Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:57 PM
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx
Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:01 PM
Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:44 PM
The more I see of people, the more I love my dogs.
Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:49 PM
Posted 19 November 2011 - 05:15 PM
There's moves afoot re similar being presented to the Petitions committee of the Scottish Parliament........originated re Staffie situation, but is to cover all breeds.
Posted 20 November 2011 - 07:47 PM
"In rescuing animals I lost my mind but found my soul" - unknown
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