Fact sheet: Dangerous dogs – a sensible solution

Media release Monday, 13 August 2012, Australian Veterinary Association

 The Australian Veterinary Association has invested in research to set out an evidence-based policy solution for state and territory governments to address dog bites.

The report, Dangerous dogs – a sensible solution, outlines the scientific evidence about dog bite incidents, and explores the factors that influence a dog’s tendency to bite.

It demonstrates the ineffectiveness of breed-specific legislation in addressing aggressive behaviour in dogs, explaining that this approach does not increase public safety and is unworkable…………

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