staffordshire bull terrier

Staffordshire bull terrier

According to a media report, a baby boy has died, and another child was in hospital following a violent dog attack, in the UK community of Colchester.

Apparently, the dog attacked three people killing the baby and leaving his brother with life changing injuries.  The dog described as a Staffordshire bull breed was, according to the report was removed by the police.

The community of Colchester is in mourning following this latest in dog attack which has taken the life of a baby and leaving another with horrific injuries.  I cannot understand, when will human beings learn that we cannot in all cases tame animals.  They have a natural instinct to protect themselves.  Dogs are alleged man’s best friend, but they are turning out to be our worst enemy.

There are no reports as yet to indicate why this dog carried out such a fatal attack.  But in my opinion, dogs should never be allowed to interact with babies or young children; no one knows what can set a dog off turning them from a pet into a monster.

Over the last 0 years, in particular, 2015 hospital admission for injuries from a dog attack increased by 76%. Statistics further suggest that since 2010, 1400 dangerous dogs, was destroyed.  2005 to current over 17 deaths due to dog attacks, and over 80% of dog attacks are against children.

The Colchester tragedy is another indication that we must be vigilant when we keep dogs as pets.  Britain is a nation of dog lovers, but we have to ensure that every precaution is taken to protect, especially children, from dog attacks.

My condolences go out to the family.  Hoping that they will find the strength necessary to cope with this traumatic time in their lives.

 

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