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(Daily Mail)   Dangerous Dogs Act has come into force. Owners can be prosecuted and jailed if anyone feels threatened if your Corgi jumps on them, even in your own home. Law possibly written by H. Ello Kitty   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 75
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2014-05-18 12:20:28 PM  
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2014-05-18 12:40:18 PM  
Good grief - and this green - the most nonsensical deliberate misunderstanding of something important ever.  This new Act also brings back the death penalty by public stoning without trial or even police intervention for dog owners if someone even thinks the pet farted.
 
2014-05-18 01:04:16 PM  
Sounds to me like it's time to vote some people out of public office.
 
2014-05-18 01:25:54 PM  
So when a dog humps a visitor's leg, can the owner be prosecuted for rape?
 
2014-05-18 01:40:26 PM  

colinspooky: This new Act also brings back ... police intervention for dog owners if someone even thinks the pet farted.

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R.I.P   WALTER THE FARTING DOG
 
2014-05-18 01:57:46 PM  
So given that this is in the Daily Mail, a "news" site that has a history of making up stories for clickbait, I'm going to state for the record either this is completely false, or a wind-up headline making something out of nearly nothing actually happening.

Either way, it's a paid sponsor link because Fark's completely sold itself down the sh*tter and most of you keep clicking and falling for it.
 
2014-05-18 02:31:09 PM  
People have been killed and seriously injured in the course of their life (such as babies or children visiting or living in a house) who could not be prosecuted for their negligence in controlling their animals because it occurred in the home. All that stuff about aggressive behaviour has been there for a long time and is nothing new. It just says that the crime applies to all of England and Wales, no exceptions.

Despite this law being in effect for a long time, I don't know of any cases where a friendly dog owner was prosecuted for their dog excitedly greeting someone on the street. So I don't think that's going to change just because the law applies in the owner's home. After all, the law says 'dangerous', and defines that as 'its ordinary everyday meaning'.

It is designed to stop people using dogs as a threatening weapon and hiding behind the fact that it was the dog that done it.

The number of prosecutions under the old act was in the order of a few dozen per police force per year. Everyday dog owners needn't fear.
 
2014-05-18 04:05:41 PM  
Royal Court News

Queen closes Buckingham Palace, flees to Balmoral Castle for her family's safety.

I bet you they didn't think that law all the way through.
 
2014-05-18 04:07:59 PM  
This is dumb. What about guard dogs for one? Isn't that the premise of their character? And also, I would never willingly let someone into my home unless i knew 100% sure they were good friends who wouldn't be asshole enough to say they were threatened by my 4 year old pug. This rule is going to create a whole new level of mistrust between people as well. i mean now if i dont like my neighbor with his chihuahua, i can just stop by to ask for some sugar and cry that im threatened by his dog. This rule is stupid as hell and is going to be severely taken advantage of. I don't need to be psychic to see that.
 
2014-05-18 04:10:27 PM  
Well, cabbages are safe once more...

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2014-05-18 04:14:28 PM  
As this is a story from the Daily Mail, I'd imagine there are some subtleties left out of the story.

I'd imagine that there's a certain someone who may disagree with this.
 
2014-05-18 04:25:42 PM  
 
2014-05-18 04:29:12 PM  
i.imgur.com

What a dangerous corgi might look like.
 
2014-05-18 04:29:33 PM  
DOGS ARENT DANGEROUS!
 
2014-05-18 04:32:43 PM  
I could totally see my cat doing this
 
2014-05-18 04:34:40 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
One of Hello Kitty's best friends.
Leave her outta this.
 
2014-05-18 04:39:01 PM  

Fano: DOGS ARENT DANGEROUS!


media1.break.com
 
2014-05-18 04:46:30 PM  
i189.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-18 04:47:29 PM  
Fortunately my land is patrolled by cougars.
 
2014-05-18 04:49:12 PM  

laivincolmo: [i.imgur.com image 850x850]

What a dangerous corgi might look like.


blog.sgbinky.com
 
2014-05-18 04:49:22 PM  
If the average person gave a shiat about training a well-behaved dog, this wouldn't be an issue.  Getting a dog to not "play"-bite or jump on people is ridiculously easy.
 
2014-05-18 04:51:04 PM  
A dog, not on its leash, but with the owner near, jumped on me in a park when I was 3 years old. It was only wanting to play, to be sure, but it opened my face from my chin to my right ear. By the time I was brought to the hospital my face was opened to my left ear.

I still have the scars today, in my 40s. I nearly died. Had last rights given.

Sadly, the dog was put down. The owner is the one that should have been put down. People say, "Hey, I like society, I want to live in society, and obey it's laws which keep society functional". But then they feel that they can allow certain laws to slip, as if these laws don't apply to them. "Hey, it's just my dog, he's sooooo sweet, so kind, he would never hurt anyone!".

It wasn't a vicious dog that opened me up. It was a playful dog. Without it's leash.

There are laws where I lived stating dogs need to be on a leash. Why do people believe this doesn't apply to them and their dog?

Everyone that believes this is some nanny state issue is part of the problem, and need to be sliced open, ear to ear, by a dog. Ignoring the cost of health care to cover this sort of attack, it's dangerous, and has been seen time and again, even playful dogs that don't mean to harm humans, still do on accident.

If you want to have your dog off a leash, go to a dog park, or the country. If you live in a city then you agree to live by the laws and rules of that city. Stop being bad humans.

Failing that, please die. Please.
 
2014-05-18 04:52:04 PM  
Sitting back and waiting, impatiently, for the followup story where someone kills the person that the dog jumped up to greet, for fear of a huge lawsuit or having their pet put to sleep.
 
2014-05-18 04:52:33 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: Fortunately my land is patrolled by cougars.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-18 04:59:39 PM  
Someone who owns a pit bull also tends to:

1. Buy twenty lottery tickets each week.
2. Have a tattoo on their hands or neck.
3. Pursue futile workman's comp claims.
4. Take photographs of babies holding beer cans.
5. Prominently display an electric guitar in the living room.
6. Sport a shaven head.
7. Invite the parole officer for Thanksgiving dinner.
8. Lift weights in the front garden.
9. Wear t-shirts featuring profanity.
10. Have at least two stepchildren, each with a different surname.
 
2014-05-18 05:02:53 PM  
Where is this? I assume that it being the daily fail, it's UK.  All i can say is, don't come to my house if you have a problem with dogs.  Mine are well trained, but this is their house, not yours.
 
2014-05-18 05:08:05 PM  
It's not the dog, it is the owners.

It is not the kids, it is the parents.

It is not the State, it is the People.

Blame humans.
 
2014-05-18 05:08:52 PM  
Well thank God someone is doing something about this menace to society

i216.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-18 05:09:25 PM  

letrole: Someone who owns a pit bull also tends to:

1. Buy twenty lottery tickets each week.
2. Have a tattoo on their hands or neck.
3. Pursue futile workman's comp claims.
4. Take photographs of babies holding beer cans.
5. Prominently display an electric guitar in the living room.
6. Sport a shaven head.
7. Invite the parole officer for Thanksgiving dinner.
8. Lift weights in the front garden.
9. Wear t-shirts featuring profanity.
10. Have at least two stepchildren, each with a different surname.


Oh oh oh, I know this game. "How to spot a farking douchebag that doesn't understand dogs?!"
 
2014-05-18 05:10:11 PM  

Banned on the Run: Well thank God someone is doing something about this menace to society

[i216.photobucket.com image 500x695]


/seriously, that guy's about to lose a hand
 
2014-05-18 05:11:49 PM  

guardian_devil: letrole: Someone who owns a pit bull also tends to:

1. Buy twenty lottery tickets each week.
2. Have a tattoo on their hands or neck.
3. Pursue futile workman's comp claims.
4. Take photographs of babies holding beer cans.
5. Prominently display an electric guitar in the living room.
6. Sport a shaven head.
7. Invite the parole officer for Thanksgiving dinner.
8. Lift weights in the front garden.
9. Wear t-shirts featuring profanity.
10. Have at least two stepchildren, each with a different surname.

Oh oh oh, I know this game. "How to spot a farking douchebag that doesn't understand dogs?!"


No, that's not the game you two are playing.  Try again.
 
2014-05-18 05:13:02 PM  

Dirty J1: This is dumb. What about guard dogs for one?


Already covered by the Guard Dogs act of 1975, Section 1.

 This rule is going to create a whole new level of mistrust between people as well. i mean now if i dont like my neighbor with his chihuahua, i can just stop by to ask for some sugar and cry that im threatened by his dog. This rule is stupid as hell and is going to be severely taken advantage of. I don't need to be psychic to see that.
 

Except that this isn't how the law actually operates, as it has been in force is 1991 for everywhere but home.  Saying 'I'm threatened' is not sufficient to result in a prosecution, regardless of what the Daily Mail cries about.

The 1991 law states that the owner commits an offence if there are grounds for reasonable apprehension that their dog will injure a person.  The penalty would usually be a fine - the maximum allowable for particularly frightening dogs would be £5,000, though I imagine if you somehow manage to convince a court their was a reasonable apprehension the chihuahua would cause injury that the fine would be considerably less than that.  Furthermore - the overall temperament of the dog is considered.  A dog that is regularly aggressive, should be under more control by its owners when there are people around than a dog that is known to be sweetness and love.
 
2014-05-18 05:14:04 PM  
Our rescued Catahoula is considered a dangerous dog by our local animal control officer, because the dogs barks and jumps at the door when strangers show up. You know one of the reasons we have a dog. Our Catahoula thinks the animal control officer is a douchebag. Our dog has good taste in people.
 
2014-05-18 05:17:48 PM  
'The problem we now face is how the notion of an "out of control" dog is interpreted,' said Miss  Williams. 'A friendly dog may bark and lunge at someone when they approach the front door. This might not be aggressive behaviour but it could be seen as threatening.'

Then feel free to stay outside. We'd be screwed under this law, as while we have a very friendly, very Good Dog, the nutless wonder with a white rat on a string that goes by twice a day always cringes away and acts afraid when he goes past and she's out (she's on the electronic fence too).
 
2014-05-18 05:18:13 PM  

Lifeless: If the average person gave a shiat about training a well-behaved dog, this wouldn't be an issue.  Getting a dog to not "play"-bite or jump on people is ridiculously easy.


Besides, it's a dog. Humans made it come into being. People need to stop acting like their dog is important. To everyone else, it's just a stupid dog. Keep it on a leash and teach it not to frighten people.

/dog owner
//realist
 
2014-05-18 05:18:56 PM  

Banned on the Run: guardian_devil: letrole: Someone who owns a pit bull also tends to:

1. Buy twenty lottery tickets each week.
2. Have a tattoo on their hands or neck.
3. Pursue futile workman's comp claims.
4. Take photographs of babies holding beer cans.
5. Prominently display an electric guitar in the living room.
6. Sport a shaven head.
7. Invite the parole officer for Thanksgiving dinner.
8. Lift weights in the front garden.
9. Wear t-shirts featuring profanity.
10. Have at least two stepchildren, each with a different surname.

Oh oh oh, I know this game. "How to spot a farking douchebag that doesn't understand dogs?!"

No, that's not the game you two are playing.  Try again.


Exactly.  It's a game as old as time itself.

/It begins
//You gonna let him get away with that?
///C'mon man - tell him just how wrong he is - you know you want to
 
2014-05-18 05:19:41 PM  
Don't prosecute the owner, just send the dog to a Korean restaurant.
 
2014-05-18 05:20:33 PM  

brantgoose: Royal Court News

Queen closes Buckingham Palace, flees to Balmoral Castle for her family's safety.

I bet you they didn't think that law all the way through.


Dear rat-faced bastard Cameron,


We have your Queen. She will be returned unharmed only when we have been granted independence and EU membership. Also we're keeping the nuclear submarines just in case you and that other bastard Osborne get any funny ideas.


Alba gu bràth,


The people of Scotland.
 
2014-05-18 05:20:50 PM  
than i guess i will have to "stand my ground" against the person complaining my dog jumped on them.

/seems like a perfect use of it.
 
2014-05-18 05:23:07 PM  

real_headhoncho: It's not the dog, it is the owners.

It is not the kids, it is the parents.

It is not the State, it is the People.

Blame humans.


Yep. The old version of the DDA is here

Section 3 part 1 and 3 is the part people need to read

1.
(1)If a dog is dangerously out of control in a public place-
(a)the owner; and
(b)if different, the person for the time being in charge of the dog,
is guilty of an offence, or, if the dog while so out of control injures any person, an aggravated offence, under this subsection.

3.
If the owner or, if different, the person for the time being in charge of a dog allows it to enter a place which is not a public place but where it is not permitted to be and while it is there-
(a)it injures any person; or
(b)there are grounds for reasonable apprehension that it will do so,
he is guilty of an offence, or, if the dog injures any person, an aggravated offence, under this subsection.

The British version of reasonable apprehension is different from the American version. In America is what the person thought at the time, in Britain its what a reasonable person would think at the time so a much higher legal bar.
 
2014-05-18 05:23:39 PM  

globalwarmingpraiser: Our rescued Catahoula is considered a dangerous dog by our local animal control officer, because the dogs barks and jumps at the door when strangers show up. You know one of the reasons we have a dog. Our Catahoula thinks the animal control officer is a douchebag. Our dog has good taste in people.


It doesn't help that your dog just looks like a wild animal

dogsarena.net

www.dogbreedinfo.com

www.animalcorner.co.uk

www.ameridogs.com

/jk
//great dogs as I understand
 
2014-05-18 05:28:20 PM  
Obama has eaten dog
 
2014-05-18 05:37:05 PM  

Meesterjojo: A dog, not on its leash, but with the owner near, jumped on me in a park when I was 3 years old. It was only wanting to play, to be sure, but it opened my face from my chin to my right ear. By the time I was brought to the hospital my face was opened to my left ear.

I still have the scars today, in my 40s. I nearly died. Had last rights given.

Sadly, the dog was put down. The owner is the one that should have been put down. People say, "Hey, I like society, I want to live in society, and obey it's laws which keep society functional". But then they feel that they can allow certain laws to slip, as if these laws don't apply to them. "Hey, it's just my dog, he's sooooo sweet, so kind, he would never hurt anyone!".

It wasn't a vicious dog that opened me up. It was a playful dog. Without it's leash.

There are laws where I lived stating dogs need to be on a leash. Why do people believe this doesn't apply to them and their dog?

Everyone that believes this is some nanny state issue is part of the problem, and need to be sliced open, ear to ear, by a dog. Ignoring the cost of health care to cover this sort of attack, it's dangerous, and has been seen time and again, even playful dogs that don't mean to harm humans, still do on accident.

If you want to have your dog off a leash, go to a dog park, or the country. If you live in a city then you agree to live by the laws and rules of that city. Stop being bad humans.

Failing that, please die. Please.


As a kid, the playful dogs were actually the ones that were the scariest. One neighbor got a golden retriever pup when I was little, and it would get too excited while playing to the point that it was all but attacking. I got stranded on the trampoline once with it circling and nipping. Had a lot of things like that happen.

Overly playful pups that aren't being watched are probably the scariest. Mean dogs mostly just want you to go away, and if you can get out of the situation quickly and smoothly, will stop caring. Playful dogs, not so much.

Also, if you live in the country, don't be a dick and complain about roaming dogs. Build a fence or move into a town that actually cares enough to create and enforce leash laws, don't be a dick to your neighbors. We've got a bored old man who keeps giving us shiat, tried to get the cops to enforce leash laws on us which, if the town HAS leash laws, they've never been enforced and no one can tell us anything about them at all. Keeps saying our dogs are getting in his garden, which isn't even on his property, has nothing planted in it yet, and has absolutely zero signs of any animals doing anything to it. Nothing is planted, there are no holes, no spots where a dog might've rolled around, nothing. Just a few paw prints on the very outside edge. Miserable old busybody. Also trying to get one neighbor in trouble for having a messy yard. This is a poor as fark ghost town that is literally being torn down, with maybe 1/4 of the houses occupied, but probably less.

We do watch our dogs, we talk to our neighbors often and ask if they're having trouble with them, etc. We follow the state laws, and if someone could give us any information about our town having leash laws, we'd follow that too. But even if we kept them chained 24/7, the guy would still need a fence. This place is crawling with rabbits, opossums, squirrels, raccoons. Tons of strays and no animal control to do anything about them.
 
2014-05-18 05:43:14 PM  
I vote that the Welsh Corgi puppy is the cutest thing possible on earth.
 
2014-05-18 05:54:43 PM  
Pay the two dollars, Abbot!
Absolutely not, Costello!  We will take this to the highest court in the land!
 
2014-05-18 06:01:38 PM  
You don't put cowards in charge of animals anymore than you would let psychopaths in public office.
 
2014-05-18 06:06:01 PM  
In this society people don't want to be responsible for their dogs or their guns.  It's senseless.
 
2014-05-18 06:17:01 PM  
my gosh that entire country is gay.
 
2014-05-18 06:19:29 PM  

guardian_devil: letrole: Someone who owns a pit bull also tends to:

1. Buy twenty lottery tickets each week.
2. Have a tattoo on their hands or neck.
3. Pursue futile workman's comp claims.
4. Take photographs of babies holding beer cans.
5. Prominently display an electric guitar in the living room.
6. Sport a shaven head.
7. Invite the parole officer for Thanksgiving dinner.
8. Lift weights in the front garden.
9. Wear t-shirts featuring profanity.
10. Have at least two stepchildren, each with a different surname.

Oh oh oh, I know this game. "How to spot a farking douchebag that doesn't understand dogs?!"


dude.  his username is le trole
why even get into it with someone like that?
 
2014-05-18 06:25:33 PM  

Generation_D: So given that this is in the Daily Mail, a "news" site that has a history of making up stories for clickbait, I'm going to state for the record either this is completely false, or a wind-up headline making something out of nearly nothing actually happening.

Either way, it's a paid sponsor link because Fark's completely sold itself down the sh*tter and most of you keep clicking and falling for it.


No, because if this was a sponsored link, it would have the "sponsored link" tab because all sponsored links are required to have that tag.

img.fark.net
 
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