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Petition Make dog on dog attacks a specific criminal offence

I would like the government change the law so that dog on dog attacks are always considered an offence and the owner/s of the dog that attacks is held responsible for its actions. At present owners can be charged if it is felt the dog is 'dangerously out of control', but often are not.

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The owner/s should be accountable.

Where a dog who has caused death or serious injury to another dog the owner should be subject to fines or a custodial sentence, and a ban on owning dogs in the future, and consideration given to destroying the dog that was out of control.

This is happening too many times where a dog has attacked more than once and caused severe injury and death. Not only traumatic for the dog but to the owner and bystanders who witness such savage behaviour.

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