Hundreds of London schoolchildren are being given lessons on how to control dogs as the number of offences involving dangerous breeds surges to record levels.
Experts from Blue Cross animal charity have been called in to more than 300 schools, pupil referral units and youth offending teams in the capital and the South-East to stop teenagers using dogs as weapons.Liverpool:
Merseyside Police launched their dog bite awareness campaign today with the help of a robotic dog at Four Oaks Primary School in Anfield.
The reception children were taught how to behave around dogs in preparation for the summer holidays, when police reports of dog bites usually see an increase.
Police used a robotic dog called Fred to demonstrate how to behave around the animals to ensure children are not bitten.So police failure to rid the streets of dangerous animals leaves school to find some spare time in their hectoring nanny-state schedule to cover the issue. Marvellous!
And note the different approach too – London insisting the dog owner bears the responsibility, Liverpool (realising the futility of expecting this from its population) teaching potential victims how to alleviate the risk.