Dogs vs. Mongrels

Last year there were 11,708 attacks by dogs on people.

Nearly 12,000 people suffered dog bite injuries last year, including more than 1700 children aged under 10 – many of whom will be left with scars.

The number of attacks requiring medical attention has increased since 2003 when 8677 people were attacked, including 7-year-old Carolina Anderson who has needed years of surgery after being mauled in an Auckland park.

Her case was so bad it resulted in tougher dog control measures being passed, including the compulsory microchipping of all dogs, but they appear to have done little to prevent thousands of other children from being bitten.

ACC claim statistics released to the Herald revealed 11,708 claims were made by dog-attack victims in 2011 – at a cost of $2.4 million.

A good proportion of those will be dangerous dogs like Pit Bulls and the like, an if the attacks were severe then it is likely that they were put down.

Then there are attacks on people by mongrels:

Police statistics for the year ending June 2011 reveal:

  • 43,556 assaults on a person
  • 13,748 offences against a person
  • 3,748 sexual assaults
  • 59,361 burglaries

Garth McVicar from the Sensible Sentencing Trust says:

In New Zealand we have Judges releasing dangerous ‘things’ on bail who go onto murder. The murderer gets a bulk-discount for any previous crimes committed leading up to the murder, and while executing the murder. The offender also gets a further discount if he pleads guilty or says sorry and offers to attend a Restorative Justice Conference. And if he writes a letter of apology to the family – well we probably won’t even send him to prison, poor thing!

“And the Judge who granted him bail in the first place continues in his job, totally unassailable for the horrendous attack and loss of life his actions made possible.”

“Give me a dog any day.”

We need to end Simon power’s conitnuations of Labour;s “catch and release” criminal justice system. We shoot crazed killers called pit bulls without much wailing or whining when they attack children, perhaps we could treat the mongrels, whose predations on our society mark them as animals, exactly like them.

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