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Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2013’

Another dog bite fatality – dog bite prevention lessons learned?

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Sound legislation, responsible canine guardianship and community education form the backbone of any effective community dog bite prevention strategy. Below is yet another tragic story that comes to us from the Philippines. The breed involved in this fatal dog bite incident is reported as being a Belgian Malinios, the same breed as the two  bitches that we currently own. With …

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Failed BSL prosecution costs over $200K?

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  The following is an open letter in reply to an article that appeared in The Age on 27 January 2013. A link to the article in question can be found at the base of this letter. Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) has proven to be throughly ineffective community safety and dog bite prevention strategy across the world, in both theory and practice. …

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