Talking Point: Do our dog laws have enough bite?

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Two recent high profile cases in Leeds have made some people question whether current legislation surrounding the ownership of dogs and what happens when they attack people is adequate.

As reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post on June 14, 46-year-old Jane Chippendale (pictured, right) was attacked by three bull terriers whilst walking her own dog - the owner of the dogs stood by while the attack took place.

Brian says most of the time its not the dog thats to blame but irresponsible owners.
Brian says most of the time its not the dog thats to blame but irresponsible owners.

In June, Lee Horner, 34, was convicted of possessing prohibited dogs contrary to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 at Leeds Crown Court after his dogs tragically mauled to death his pregnant partner Emma Bennett, 27, a mother of four from Gipton.

 

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