I am sick and tired of reading about dog attacks that have happened along public roads where the dog has attacked and along comes the owner leash in hand because they've let the dog off leash while walking it WITHOUT reliable recall, WITHOUT any control and the dog pays for it. WHY ISN'T THE OWNER HELD RESPONSIBLE? Fact is if the dog had been on leash the attack would NOT have happened!
When will these owners be FORCED TO STEP UP AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY! It is THEIR fault the dog got the chance to attack anyone or anything. If THEY had spent the time needed to TRAIN AND SOCIALISE the attacks would never have happened.
If parents leave their kids ALONE with dogs it is the PARENTS FAULT - NOT the dogs and the PARENTS should be (again) MADE to take responsibility for it. I don't care what the circumstances are THERE IS NO EXCUSE OR REASON TO LEAVE A CHILD UNSUPERVISED WITH ANY DOG.
It should be REQUIRED BY LAW that every pet owner MUST take a test before being allowed to own animals. I'm not talking about anything difficult, things like teaching people WHY they shouldn't breed Fido to Lassie in their backyard, WHY they need to train a reliable recall, WHY socialisation is so important then test them to see if they have absorbed the information. If they haven't they start again.
I am sick and tired of seeing the untrained, unsocialised animals being DUMPED at the pound because the owner is too LAZY AND IRRESPONSIBLE to take the time to train their dog.
WTF happened to common sense, morality and responsibility?
What happened to parents taking responsibility for their kids when they are young?
What happened to people THINKING before they act?
WHAT HAPPENED TO RESPONSIBLE ANIMAL OWNERSHIP?
If this offends you, I'm not sorry. The truth of it is we are a throwaway society and everything is able to be thrown away. Until people are forced to face up to their consequences there will be no improvement. In fact I think it's all going to get worse. Yes, this is just my opinion, but does that make it any less valid?