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Dangerous dogs 1) Give an outline of the various views on dangerous dogs presented in text 1,2, and 3.
In text 1 “Police back new law on killer dogs” written by Jamie Doward, we hear about a little girl called Ellie Lawrenson who was mauled by a pit bull terrier New Year´s Day. The huge problem is those kinds of dangerous dogs. The Chief constable of Merseyside Police means that the legislation is confused and needed to be changed. It is not the breed of the dogs there is the problem it is the owners of the dogs. The policeman means that it is difficult to see what breed the dog is and at the same time define whether the dog is illegal or legal. The pit bull terrier that killed the five year old Ellie is owned by Kiel Simpson. He is 23 years old and he pleaded guilty to owning the pit bull called Reuben. The dog was later shot dead by police. The whole situation prompted a national debate over the ownership of dangerous dogs.
Text 2 “Jail owners of killer dogs” written by Victoria Stilwell who is a behavior animal expert. The text is also about the problem with the dangerous dogs. But she means the problem is the owners and not the dogs because dogs aren´t as starting point dangerous by nature. It is not the dog’s fault but the owners. “If your dog kills someone then you should face jail – no doubt about it”. She claims that it is the owner’s responsibility if someone gets hurt if you mix pets and kids. Archie-lee Hirst is 13 month old when he died. He was bitten to death by his family´s Rottweiler. She is against breed-specific legislation and she means it is stupid to start thinking that all rottweilers are killers because they certainly are not. Victoria used this example: “You would not leave your baby alone with a stranger – so why a dog?” She does not believe the whole breed is the problem but only how the pets are raised. The dog can be the best…...

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