For instance, type of 'pet':
American bulldogs are strong, stocky dogs, which have been kept as pets in the UK and around the world for centuries.
A male dog weighs about 45 kilograms when fully grown, and lives for between 10 and 15 years if healthy.
American bulldogs are not on the government's banned dogs list, which is made up of four breeds of dog which it is illegal to own or sell. They are often confused with pit bull terriers, which are on the banned list.Conditions in which it was kept:
The dog is believed to have been kept in a wooden outhouse at the side of the property, which was yesterday being examined by forensic officers.
Neighbour Scott Nowell, 19, who called the police after realising what had happened, said: ‘They have only had the dog about a week because we heard it barking.’And type of owner:
Jade Dunne, 29, who lives in the house is understood to have been arrested for allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control and remains in police custody.
She is believed to have four children, including one young son around the same age as Dexter, who was heard screaming by neighbours during the horrific attack.The demand for collective punishment, because a chihuahua owned by a 70 year old lady or a collie owned by a working farmer is exactly the same as a four-legged status dog/weapon kept by a chav:
The Labour MP Barry Sheerman, who represents Huddersfield, called for a new system of dog licensing...
He said: “These two deaths in four days mean we have got to seriously look at the evidence of a proper licensing system for dogs. Other parts of the world do it so much better than us.”
“My son recently homed two kittens from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. There was a rigorous interview, a rigorous check on background and a home visit. Why can’t we have a dog licence system of that quality up and down the country?”It could have been any one of the 356 posts I've written on this subject (minus - so far! - the police or local council indifference), couldn't it?