Pitbull terrier owners have mauled SPCA chief executive Bob Kerridge for saying dog owners should be licensed, rather than dogs.
That view worried the American Pit Bull Terrier Association, who were concerned Mr Kerridge would use his "considerable influence" to bring about owner licensing.
It would be expensive for law-abiding dog owners, while those flouting the law would still flout it, association spokeswoman Karen Batchelor said.
I'm glad that I'm not the only one thinking like this... it will, nevertheless give us dog trainers a lot of work :)
"Unless the goal is to bring about the constructive dismissal of the family pet, one struggles to understand the logic," she said.
More than half of dog bite victims were bitten by their own dog, more than half of the victims were children, and more than half of those were boys aged five to nine years-old, she said.
Wouldn't that, therefore, not be logically reason why the American Pit Bull Terrier Association wouldn't support it. I mean, that's exactly why you'd want the family owner to understand their dog !!
"When ignorance is plainly the problem, then education - not more legislation - is plainly the solution."
But isn't licensing dog owners mean EDUCATION?? That's what I imagine when one says to license dog owners.., you need to pass a dog education test...
Mr Kerridge would do better to apply himself to "the horror that is battery hen farming", or some other "serious" animal welfare issue, she said.
Oh.... I see that there's a bit of bitterness here... MORE>>