Dangerous Dogs on Hampstead Heath
By Simon__Lee | Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 11:35
I don't know how many of you have had bad experiences with dangerous dogs, but my family seems to have a run of bad luck involving them. Two dogs in our family have been attacked, one of them more then once. Could be something to do with the general softness he displays, but still, it's got to the point where we're concerned about letting him off the lead seeing as the second time involved a hefty vets bill...
Considering up here in Hampstead we have a rather large piece of green-land, I imagine this sort of thing happens quite a lot. So people might be pleased to hear that the government is considering putting in measures to control such animals. Microchips, muzzle laws and compulsory insurance are all on the list to be implemented as well as granting police the power to take extreme action should a dog lose control in public. I'm sure you can all guess what that means.
So a discussion... Has anyone had any experiences on the Heath involving dangerous dogs? Do you think the new laws would deter people from breeding fighting dogs or would the whole situation just become more illegal? Let us know what you think!