In a rare, but welcome, moment of clarity the ACT Government has declined the opportunity to bring in discriminatory anti dog laws according to this story on ABC Online.
Urban Services Minister, John Hargreaves says while domestic dog legislation in the ACT is due to be reviewed later this year, he believes there’s no need for breed-specific laws.
“To have breed specific legislation, it’s a bit of a knee-jerk reaction really. At this stage of the game, my particular preference is to have very responsible dog-ownership,” he said.
“Because we know pit bull terriers can attack kids, but we also know that the smaller yappy dogs actually do attack probably more people and so it’s really up to the owners to keep their dogs under control.”
Do the bad owners over and the dogs will follow. Thank You John Hargreaves, I doff my cap to thee.