Tuesday, June 20, 2017

BERLIN GERMANY - PIT BULLS KILLED A 6-YEAR-OLD BOY...STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER BIT OFF AND ATE ITS OWNER'S NOSE...THE GOVERNMENT IMPOSED A NATIONWIDE BAN ON BREEDING FIGHTING DOGS AFTER A SPATE OF DOG ATTACKS


A dog bit off and swallowed his owner’s nose on Saturday in the latest of a spate of attacks that has provoked a crackdown on fighting dogs in Germany.
Police said the STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER turned on his owner during a scuffle with youths in Berlin who had complained about his owning an aggressive dog. The man was taken to the hospital.
Two dogs mauled a 6-year-old boy to death in Hamburg last Monday and owners of pit bulls and other breeds of fighting dogs are fast becoming ostracized as a result of the attacks.
The government reacted to the child’s death by imposing a nationwide ban on the breeding of fighting dogs and regional authorities are tightening up restrictions on ownership and handling.
But the crackdown has sparked fears that owners may simply abandon their dogs, leaving them free to roam around cities.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This incident occurred 17 years ago and was a catalyst for legislation to combat dangerous dogs (Hundeverbringungs- und -einfuhrbeschränkungsgesetz) which came in to force in 2001:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/806930.stm

Since 2001, dangerous dogs have been heavily regulated in Germany:
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2013/06/how-germany-regulates-dangerous-dog.html?m=1

I want a cute purse said...

This is great news. I'm just sorry it didn't happen sooner. That little boy might still be alive. I don't understand why people don't just shoot stray Pitbulls, especially a pack of them.. Put a bounty on them. That needs to happen in Detroit,Dallas and here in southern FL.