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Life for having a dangerous dog?

SkiveSkive Posts: 15,281 Skive's The Limit
The maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous driving is 14 years and careless 5 years. Is this proposal to raise the maximum sentance for having a dangerous dog uncontrolledl, even on a private property, a bit over the top?
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yes, yes it is.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Way over the top. Responsible dog ownership does need to be promoted and enforced a lot more, however this isn't the way to do it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I thought it was for a dog killing someone, not just having an uncontrolled dog.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If you have a dangerous dog, and it kills someone because you didn't control it, then you should be prosecuted and convicted for manslaughter. The maximum sentence for manslaughter is life imprisonment. Think it seems fair enough to me.

    Death through dangerous or careless driving isn't quite the same as having a dangerous animal and allowing it to kill someone. FWIW I think death through dangerous driving should have the same penalty as manslaughter too.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Personally I think we should bring back dog licences
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Why has the sentence for dangerous driving been brought up? They're too different crimes.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Miss_Riot wrote: »
    Personally I think we should bring back dog licences

    I'm pretty sure the reason it was scrapped was because it was mostly ignored anyway? If it was enforced then I can't help but wonder if it will just increase the number of abandoned dogs and put even more strain on rehoming charities. It's a tough one, but I know people that work in rehoming centers and they say the amount of people that don't think it through and do their research is astounding. The dog ends up poorly trained/socialised which can increase aggression. The owners then decide they can't cope so give it up. Also a girl at the interview I went to last week worked at an RSPCA center and said 80% of the dogs they got were staffies or some kind of staffie.
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