Keep dogs controlled
As a ratepayer I consider the $74,000 legal bill as money very well spent. Keep spending more until New Zealand gets this problem under control.
This is like the liquor problem, central Government politicians, for example Minister David Carter, are so removed from the real world that they will not act effectively. Lawyers for their part will keep arguing a case provided someone will continue to pay. Every year 500 people, many young children, are hospitalised due to vicious dog attacks with horrific injuries. Consider just two, firstly in Rotorua in 2004 leaving a 7 year old lucky to be alive and then here in the South Waikato in 2009, when ‘‘eight dogs got a 29-year-old woman to the ground and she instinctively curled into the foetal position to protect herself, as they continued the fierce attack.’’
American pit-bulls are over represented in dog attack statistics. Responsible breeders do not allow vicious-mannered dogs to survive. We do not allow people to carry deadly weapons neither should we tolerate any vicious and aggressive animals in our communities. K Royson Putaruru