Submitted by Kirsten Carney on Friday 4th November 2022
Published on Wednesday 9th November 2022
Current status: Open
Open until: Tuesday 9th May 2023
Current Signatures: 62
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Restrict 'dangerously out of control' dog offence to cases of serious injury
Currently a dog is regarded as dangerously out of control if there is "reasonable apprehension that it will injure any person or assistance dog, whether or not it actually does so". We want this to be amended so that a dog is only regarded as dangerously out of control if serious injury occurs.
Under the current legislation, a person may be convicted of failing to keep a dog under control, and the dog be destroyed, even if the dog doesn't do anything dangerous.
Someone being apprehensive of a dog is not a justifiable reason for a dog to be destroyed or the owner/person responsible to be convicted of a crime. This offence should only apply if a serious injury occurs.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
220.127.116.11 Thu, 01 Dec 2022 23:12:50 +0000