New dog law lacks teeth

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THE Government has launched a public consultation on tackling irresponsible dog ownership. However, the flimsy package of measures falls way short of tackling this very real problem.

Prevention is better than the cure, and that is exactly what the RSPCA wants the Government to focus on, to stop people from being attacked and more dogs from suffering abuse and neglect.

The RSPCA wants to see a more comprehensive approach that prevents serious incidents from occurring in the first place, rather than waiting for them to happen before action can be taken.

We will be telling the Government exactly what we think of their proposals as part of their consultation, and we hope you will too. You can find out more by visiting

David Bowles