Attacks on guide dogs by other dogs have reached a new high, a charity warned today.
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, which breeds and trains dogs for the blind and partially sighted, said more than eight attacks are being reported each month.Yes, it’s a problem. And not one confined just to guide dogs.
It’s also a problem for other service animals and valuable livestock. I’m guessing they don’t have charity mouthpieces to speak for them, though?
Still, maybe they’ve something helpful to suggest to deal with this problem?
The charity is urging the Government to introduce compulsory microchipping for all dogs to protect the vulnerable and control aggressive animals.WTF?
They do realise that the microchipping doesn’t actually prevent an attack, don't they?
And won’t, until someone finds a way to stick the chip in the dog’s head and give us all a universal remote!
But that’s not the worst of it:
Mr Cowdrey called on the police to take more decisive action when a guide dog is attacked.
He said: 'Ultimately we want them to be given the power to treat an attack on a guide dog or any other assistance dog like an attack on a person.'No, no, no, no!
Good grief, I don’t subscribe to the view that there’s a ‘wave of hatred for the disabled’ (as evinced in some corners) but when they urge for special circumstances to apply to them and them only, it makes me want to kick a cripple...