This month's guest post is by Louise Merry, a UK-based owner of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross-bred dog.
Tagged: Dog control legislation
The topic of "Breed Specific Legislation" has often been discussed in the media, and on most occasions, this happens following some traumatic incident where a person is attacked by a dog.
Dangerous dogs? Can “restricted dog breeds” make good pets? | Pat Kenny Show, TV3
The Irish breed-specific legislation is now internationally recognised as being outdated, unfair, unnecessary and ineffective.
What lies ahead for animal welfare in Ireland?Next week, the Irish public go to the polls to elect a new government.
Dogs in pubs & pets losing their voices | Pat Kenny Show
Do you mind dogs in pubs? A Dublin pub has been told to stop letting dogs inThe source of this latest issue seems to be the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, who say this:"This isn’t new legislation.
Dog attacks baby in the UK – should dogs be muzzled? | Pat Kenny Show
Dog attacks on children are rare, but they are shocking when they happen.
The topic of legislation on muzzling dogs of "restricted breeds" was mentioned in an article in the Irish Times on Monday.
Compulsory microchipping of all dogs in Ireland is about to happen | Pat Kenny Show
Microchipping is about to be made compulsory in Ireland - from autumn 2015 for puppies, then from spring 2016 for all adult dogs.
A recent scientific paper, published last week, showed that the incidence of dog bites requiring hospitalisation in Ireland over. has increased from 4. 65 to 5.
Ireland AM Vet Spot coming up on TV3 at 10:20am: the unacceptably high numbers of healthy dogs being killed in Ireland’s dog pounds
This week, at 10. 20am, we will be discussing a subject that I have felt passionate about for decades: the high level of killing of healthy dogs in Ireland's dog pounds.
Should the law be changed in Ireland on muzzling of “restricted breeds”? | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, Pete discussed the call to have Ireland's Dog Control laws changed so that so-called restricted breeds do not have to be muzzled.