My point was that guns are designed to kill people yet you can own one. They are not banned. But you would ban a whole breed of dogs because of the perceived danger they pose. I say 'perceived'because the figures I've seen so far seem to suggest that APBTs are under-represented in the dog bite stats.
Now, the final point makes it extremely ambiguous... But I read it as pertaining only to AMST...
And the dogs that are possibly being put to sleep would not be strays, they are loved dogs who belong to people who want them and love them. Not sure how you can compare that to dogs that have been abandoned or surrendered.
But I think whatever anyone here will bring up, you will have a counter point. And after all everyone has a right to their opinion. Just remember one day it might be your chosen Breed or any dog. Start with one and just go from there. Set a precedent and follow through. There will be no where to take your dogs. All the non dog-lovers will love these new laws Maybe one day We will all have to keep our dogs in our backyards.
Last edited by newfsie; 09-14-2011 at 09:16 PM.
Pets are forever
Stop judging them. Start judging the idiots who have dumped dogs on the streets or in the pounds.
What other laws cause us onerous expense?
I have said it before and I will say it again, that same clause about Having a letter from a vet is in the QLD legislation, a good friend of mine had a letter from a vet stating that her dog was an Amstaff and the GCCC still declared the dog a Pitbull. Actually I am pretty sure someone has contacted the Vic Govt about the whole vet letter thing and been told that even with a vet letter the rangers can declare a dog a Pitbull and then the owners have to go to VCAT. I will try and find it...
On top of that you have to find a vet who will sign off on a letter saying the dog is Amstaff.
Last edited by Keira & Phoenix; 09-15-2011 at 08:18 AM.
I know for sure if it happened to me there would be no way that we could do this in a short time frame.
So I know what it is like to struggle as this is what our lives are about at this moment.
We have to find money to go and seet this doctor and where that is gunna come from is as good as guess as yours.
So to throw this on people and then throw them to the wolves is a little to harsh.
I know that there would be any way that we could borrow the money to make an enclosure. The banks or lending institusuins would laugh us out of their shop.
It is time for people to show compassion. As we all wern't born with a silver spoon in our mouths.
Now here comes all these people to say I got what I have got through hard work.
Well so have I and then my back stuffed up and no one wanted to know us.
So does this make me a bad person?
Thats up to you to decide, but just know not everyone can do what is requirer of them all the time.
Well actually I think that you could quite easily get away with having a Bullmastiff in a small place as these require little in the way of exercise.
So I would say have a rethink.
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