Two pit bulls have mauled their owner to death in Virginia, USA. Bethany Stephens had doted on her dogs but had been forced to move out of her home following her divorce. The dogs had been staying at her father’s house where they were kept outside and became isolated. Bethany’s father hadn’t thought that it […]
When is A Dog Attack a Criminal Offence? In recent weeks, two young children have died as a result of dog attacks. One incident is being treated by the police as a criminal offence but the other is not. Why?
The Dangerous Dogs Act You have probably heard of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. This act banned certain types of dogs in the UK and was aimed at protecting people from dangerous animals which have been bred to fight. Unfortunately, the legislation is far from perfect as there can be confusion over what is and […]