Laws Target Criminals and Owners Pay Special Taxes
DogsBite.org - Every now and again, a surprising email arrives at DogsBite.org from a foreign country. This one is sure to inspire new ideas about regulating dangerous dog breeds. In May, a reader from Germany sent in a description of breed-specific legislation in Germany. We used Google Translate to convert the German Wikipedia page mentioned in the description, which also describes breed-specific laws in Austria, Swi… [Read full blog post]
Trinidad - It was announced this week by the government of Trinidad and Tobago that the Dangerous Dogs Act will be proclaimed on August 1, 2012. The Act originally passed in June 2000, but was never proclaimed.1 The Dangerous Dogs Act requires owners of dangerous dogs to be at least 18 years old, carry $250,000 of insurance, adhere to special containment requirements, sterilization and registration, and to apply for and obtain a $500 annual license per dog.
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Maurice Sullivan and Agnieszka Jablonska
September 17, 2012 marks the one-year anniversary of RTE Radio 1 airing Maurice - A Final Journey by radio documentary maker Sarah Blake. To date, not a single U.S. journalist, or public TV or public radio producer has ever delved so deeply into the human victims' side of this story: The events leading up to a devastating fatal pit bull mauling and what happened to the victim's family members in the aftermath. In 2012, Maurice - A Final J… [Read full blog post]
30 Days Amnesty
Melbourne, AU - In the wake of a little girl brutally killed by a pit bull-mix in a "home-invasion" attack, the Baillieu Government is rushing new laws through Parliament to arm council officers with the power to seize and destroy unregistered restricted dog breeds.1 Prior to this, crosses of restricted breeds could escape inclusion on the dangerous dogs register. Owners of pit bull crosses have one month to register their dogs or face the animal's seizure an… [Read full blog post]