RESTRICTED BREED: The American Bull Terrier is a restricted breed in NSW.
RESTRICTED BREED: The American Bull Terrier is a restricted breed in NSW. Contributed

Dogs put down was the right thing to do

THE news that two bull terriers were put down after an horrific slaughter of 14 lambs at Kadina High School, has had Facebook fired up.

We asked the question if as a dog owner did readers feel it was just the dogs be put down and the owner fined $3,000.

While a few thought it unfair and defended the owners, saying they had tried to contain the dogs with electric fencing, many agreed it was just.

"Absolutely, I have always had dogs and have always had a policy that if any dog of mine were to bite a human or attack an animal unprovoked,they would be put down immediately," Rachael Lee said.

"Our current dog (kelpie) is so docile that he'll let chickens walk over him but if a stranger walks onto the property while I'm home alone, he certainly lets them know they're not welcome until I tell him it's ok."

A few readers felt for the owners of the dogs, knowing they had done everything they could to contain them.

"Looks like the owner tried to contain them," Mel Davies said.

"Sad outcome for all. Next time it could've been a young child."

Concern that once a dog gets the taste of blood they will continue to kill, was also raised.

"Yes, this is the right action to take," Shanayn Sky said.

"These dogs clearly have a taste for blood and their killing wont stop.

"Putting them down was the only responsible thing to do and yes the owners should be fined."

Restricted dogs in NSW

1.American pit bull terrier

2. Japanese Tosa

3. Argentinean Fighting Dog

4. Brazilian Fighting Dog

Courtesy: Companion Animals Regulation 2008



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