September 25, 2023
dog owners could face prison
The issue regarding dangerous dogs has been both controversial and deeply divisive within society. The disturbing fact remains that 16 people have been killed by dangerous dogs since 2005. For those owners responsible, the maximum sentence under the current law is just two years. In addition to this, the law covers only attacks by dogs in public places and private areas which do not include the owners home. The disturbing truth is that this existing law has created a loophole which has been exploited by owners to avoid prosecution.