Owners of killer dogs may face life imprisonment in UK

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At least 16 people have been fatally attacked by dogs in Britain since 2005. The pitbull above was seized as part of Operation Navara, which targeted dangerous dogs.

By Henry Austin, contributor

Owners of killer dogs could be imprisoned for under tough new sentencing proposals being considered by the British government.

In the wake of a spate of fatal incidents, an online consultation has been launched to examine public support for stricter penalties.

“Dog owners who fail to take responsibility for their dogs must be held accountable,” crime prevention minister Jeremy Browne said. “Today's consultation will give the public a say in whether owners of dangerous dogs that attack people should face tougher penalties, possibly life imprisonment.”

The maximum term for such incidents is currently two years.

The proposals follow a national outcry after a teenager was savaged to death by four dogs at a friend's house in March.

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    • Cwazywazy140
    • August 7, 2013

    at least most house dogs dont get angry back when a kid is angry at them unlike a cat.

    • Cwazywazy140
    • August 7, 2013

    Dogs are perfectly safe around kids. if anything, bigger dogs are even better. just look at 4:18
    We got a catahoula when I was little. he looked exactly like the dog at 5:28

    he never not once bit or got angry with in any way at a human. I loved him.

    • stat2k
    • August 7, 2013

    What are you talking about? There are death reports that occur in those situations. Even dogs you would never expect to bit someone, do it to a baby. Why? Because it’s still an animal. If you do it, watch it very carefully and never leave the two alone. The baby’s gonna have a blast watching it when its grown up.

    • August 7, 2013

    It really depends. Dogs pick up their owners mood, and they bring a character of their own. A loving, happy dog in a loving, happy family is the best possible friend to have around. But a somewhat unstable dog, in a unstable family (with shouting, passive-aggressive behavior etc), that’s another thing entirely.

    • melrose2552
    • August 7, 2013

    Dog: this tiny humans face is very tasty.

    • tyler browne
    • August 7, 2013

    Dogs are just lovely creatures I would have harder time leaving my child with a human as we are horrible and cruel for no reason not like animals

    • iesamansor
    • August 7, 2013

    so cute and fun gd

    • Sara Seip
    • August 7, 2013

    Awe that’s super sweet. I wouldn’t let my kid pull on my dogs head though. Or the dog lik the kids face and hands like that but still super cute. We had one that would let my niece use him as a step stool to get on the couch haha

    • Brittany Luthy
    • August 7, 2013

    They have even proven that just by licking a dog can heal wounds and some rashes. I had a small itchy rash on my leg once that last through mostly a month. My dog one day licked it and with in a couple days the rash had stopped itching and went away.

    • Donna Evans
    • August 7, 2013

    This is utter madness and extremely irresponsible parenting. I run an animal rescue where a huge amount of dogs come in due to developing a fear of the baby or child in the home. We have also dealt with cases where the dog has appeared to put up with being pulled around by children for up to 7yrs and has eventually snapped and bitten a childs face. Children are one of the most common triggers for dog bites. Lip licking, yawning and looking away are all dog stress signals

    • Awesomeness Primal
    • August 7, 2013

    0:48 looks and acts like our dog

    • Mary Leahy
    • August 6, 2013

    a Rottweiler with a baby …bad discision

    • Lord Bolo
    • August 6, 2013

    kill it with fire

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