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    I just laughed at this article - It came from a Lawyer - probably wants to make a name out of this incident and want to become a HERO.
    His/Her suggestion will be scrapped there are a lot of privacy law will be broken if goes ahead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbk1776 View Post
    I just laughed at this article - It came from a Lawyer - probably wants to make a name out of this incident and want to become a HERO.
    His/Her suggestion will be scrapped there are a lot of privacy law will be broken if goes ahead.

    Try to see it from his point of view - he's the lawyer for Ayen Chol's family, he would have seen graphic photographs of the incident and spent a lot of time with that poor little girl's grieving parents. If he's not a dog person already, that would definitely colour his opinions towards powerful dogs, particularly fighting breeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosh View Post
    Try to see it from his point of view - he's the lawyer for Ayen Chol's family, he would have seen graphic photographs of the incident and spent a lot of time with that poor little girl's grieving parents. If he's not a dog person already, that would definitely colour his opinions towards powerful dogs, particularly fighting breeds.
    Don't get me wrong I feel really sorry for the family - but what I am saying he is a Lawyer and we do not really know his own intentions -end of the day its his service and business
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    I doubt any good vet would do this, especially if the dog did nothing wrong. What's this Country coming too, sounds like Nazi Germany.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    Sorry I see this going the same way as Doctors and Teachers having to report abuse against children.

    What has that one achieved ?????? In my mind - absolutely nothing !!!!!!!!!!

    So what has happened to:
    1 common sense
    2 empathy
    3 caring about anything other than your self

    So until we can do something about people not caring or just plain stupidity - as far as I can see there will always be a cost - as - people will always look for - what is in this for me !

    As far as paying - I pay my taxes - I really wish that I could allocate it to something I would not be bothered paying for !!!

    If we can't protect the kids in our lives - what chance have we for any other thing ?
    Mandatory reporting is a good thing. As a teacher it takes any guess work and subjectivity out of the decision to report something. It is a statement that it is our duty to DO something. Of course it isn't the solution but it should not be dismissed. I have seen it work effectively ( and not effectively). However it is important still, if flawed. There is much much more to do yet of course.

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    Mandatory reporting is a good thing.
    Mandatory reporting of what? It's not like the dog can tell you that it is a pitbull. As the VCAT is finding out slowly - it can't prove any of these dogs are "pitbulls" at all.

    This is a lot different to mandatory reporting of child abuse - where the child can actually tell you that something is wrong - or mandatory disease reporting where the disease can be accurately identified - eg by laboratory tests. You can't do a dna test and get back a reliable breed id yet. That's why the vic govt won't accept dna test as proof that the dog is not a pitbull.

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    Mandatory reporting on children is fine as long as its not based on pure 'assumption' or a paticular 'personal' opinion.
    Just like dogs , you would be astounded at the amount of innocent families torn asunder through assumption.
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    I was specifically responding to mandatory reporting of child abuse...

    The pit bull stuff is a farce...didn't,t mean to be confusing. They cant even define what one is...vets can't be sure without expensive tests etc..... Not to mention how ridiculous it is to target the breed anyway...

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    I think the mandatory reporting for children - is ok because you can check the assumptions and follow up. You can't really do that with dogs. Tho I would like mandatory reporting of dog bites, and mandatory scanning/checking of microchips ie verifying that the person listed as owner is the owner on the microchip papers - either to make sure the dog is not stolen - or to make sure they update the details. And to make sure the microchip is still where it is supposed to be.

    It may mean some bad guys do not get vet treatment for their dogs. But that may just make it easier for the RSPCA to enforce the rules.

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