From Iceland — Wants To Ban Certain Breeds Of Dogs

Wants To Ban Certain Breeds Of Dogs

Published August 5, 2011

In light of an attack on a 12-year-old girl that injured her badly, a proposal from the Dog Owner’s Society of Iceland calls for a ban on two more breeds of dogs.
Earlier this week, a young girl was attacked and injured by a Rottweiler, weeks after someone else was attacked by another one of the breed.
In response, the Dog Owner’s Society of Iceland proposed a ban on Rottweilers and Dobermans.
Banning breeds of dogs is not without precedent, least of all in Iceland. It is already against the law to own Pit Bull Terrier, Fila Brasileiro, Toso Inu, Dogo Argentino and dogs crossbred with wolves.
The director of the group says that he finds it unbelievable that some people would buy a breed of dog that requires a great deal of discipline to raise and maintain.

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