Catherine Jongeneel
Catherine Jongeneel

P.S. It is in a Pitbull type breed's DNA to attack, kill etc.? That is what they were bred to do? Seriously? It is in MY DNA to be a drug-dealer and a prositute, I should have done time in a maximum security prison as well but thankfully for me I was put up for adoption at 5 weeks of age in 1965. I was raised by two beautiful people who desperately wanted children and who showered me with love and affection. DNA hasn't had an effect on me apart from the colour of my hair, eyes and skin - I...

P.S. It is in a Pitbull type breed's DNA to attack, kill etc.? That is what they were bred to do? Seriously? It is in MY DNA to be a drug-dealer and a prositute, I should have done time in a maximum security prison as well but thankfully for me I was put up for adoption at 5 weeks of age in 1965. I was raised by two beautiful people who desperately wanted children and who showered me with love and affection. DNA hasn't had an effect on me apart from the colour of my hair, eyes and skin - I am who I am because of the people who raised me. Nobody is a truer testament to being a product of their environment than me! You're just clueless!!!

Jolene Smith
Jolene Smith

When are we going to euthanize all the humans that take another humans life!! The story that we don't get told is what a person did to that dog prior to it allegedly attacking..... I'm sure if someone yanked on my ears or pulled my tail i'd get cranky too!! I Love Mastiffs they are one of the most Loveable loyal dogs out...... I own a Shephard are you going to classify that as a dangerous dog when it was the Jack Russel that bit my daughter, but you know what I don't hold it against the dog...

When are we going to euthanize all the humans that take another humans life!! The story that we don't get told is what a person did to that dog prior to it allegedly attacking..... I'm sure if someone yanked on my ears or pulled my tail i'd get cranky too!! I Love Mastiffs they are one of the most Loveable loyal dogs out...... I own a Shephard are you going to classify that as a dangerous dog when it was the Jack Russel that bit my daughter, but you know what I don't hold it against the dog as my daughter shouldn't have had her hand through the fence! So German Shephards... well there goes the police force..... what about Labradors? Like Shephards super intelligent and used to help people in so many ways but just as capable of getting angry. But due to the way they are brought up and trained are quite the opposite. Dogs have taken less lives then Humans have and you are calling the dog dangerous??!! Pathetic!!

Linda Nicholls
Linda Nicholls

Miranda did you research and speak to experts before writing such an abomination? You have a responsibility to the people yet I feel you went for fear mongering, headlines and political vote. What you managed to do is put innocent to death, support a new income sourse for bad humans who should never have any amimal and made decent people fear and discrimate on looks. I guess if you cant fix you uniformed statements you become the next Hitler, he used the same lies and prayed on peoples...

Miranda did you research and speak to experts before writing such an abomination? You have a responsibility to the people yet I feel you went for fear mongering, headlines and political vote. What you managed to do is put innocent to death, support a new income sourse for bad humans who should never have any amimal and made decent people fear and discrimate on looks. I guess if you cant fix you uniformed statements you become the next Hitler, he used the same lies and prayed on peoples fears to wipe out generations and families for his own gain, sound familar???????

Scott Murray
Scott Murray

Well, well,well, another stupid govt answer to a problem, mmmm, as some comments here say, you buy a dog, you are responsible for it,like a child. how about we have a human buy back scheme, get some money for the morons( thats being nice) in society, oh thats right,thats not humane. dogs are part of the family, they give you unconditional love, they make us laugh, cry and we get angry at them, just like a child. Come Govt, start hitting the idiots with dogs that think there a power toy....

Well, well,well, another stupid govt answer to a problem, mmmm, as some comments here say, you buy a dog, you are responsible for it,like a child. how about we have a human buy back scheme, get some money for the morons( thats being nice) in society, oh thats right,thats not humane. dogs are part of the family, they give you unconditional love, they make us laugh, cry and we get angry at them, just like a child. Come Govt, start hitting the idiots with dogs that think there a power toy. Governments and media, what do you do, they control society, we are all screwed.......numb nuts Miranda Devine

Josephine Rowan
Josephine Rowan

Miranda Devine you are a complete and utter moron! Wake up to yourself! If it was not for people like you in the media, who focus your reports on popular breeds because of ratings and sales of your publications, not to mention getting the facts wrong, there would be no issue! Little dogs (ankle biters) bite more people each year then larger dogs but because they are cute, fluffy and small, it is excused! Just look at the little Maltese dog that ate the disabled guys testicle last week while...

Miranda Devine you are a complete and utter moron! Wake up to yourself! If it was not for people like you in the media, who focus your reports on popular breeds because of ratings and sales of your publications, not to mention getting the facts wrong, there would be no issue! Little dogs (ankle biters) bite more people each year then larger dogs but because they are cute, fluffy and small, it is excused! Just look at the little Maltese dog that ate the disabled guys testicle last week while he slept!!! ! Shame on you for stirring the typical stereotype rumours out there!

Melissa Steedman
Melissa Steedman

Stop with the knee jerk reactions and bandaid solutions. While Australia goes down the path of BSL other countries are ditching it because it does not work. Pet ownership is about being responsible. What you put in is what you get out. Just like parenting. We are the ones who create these situations. Responsibility rests with the owner, not the dog. There are people who should not have animals and animals who are not trained or treated properly and these are the stories the media and...

Stop with the knee jerk reactions and bandaid solutions. While Australia goes down the path of BSL other countries are ditching it because it does not work. Pet ownership is about being responsible. What you put in is what you get out. Just like parenting. We are the ones who create these situations. Responsibility rests with the owner, not the dog. There are people who should not have animals and animals who are not trained or treated properly and these are the stories the media and politicians grab and run with. Sensationalism and knee jerk reactions. If we are so advanced then it is time to start making a just, fair and real difference. Wake up Australia!

Laura Wheatley
Laura Wheatley

I think advertising a dogs life is worthless is teaching our kids animals are nothing!!! Is that the society we live in??? It's never been the dog it's the owner! Maybe if you invested more police investigation in dog fighting these vicious dogs of any breed would not exist!! I blame the government for ignoring the problem of animal welfare!!!

Nathalie Larue
Nathalie Larue

Miranda do you own a dog cause if you did you wouldn't say that it's just cruel..

Nadine Scott
Nadine Scott

I have no words for the idiocy of this suggestion. Banning dogs does not reduce dog bites.

Catherine Jongeneel
Catherine Jongeneel

I just listened to you spew yet another load of crap on Channel 9 - to volunteer our dangerous breeds of dog and rescue a dog in a pound? Seriously? Can you vouch for the temperament as a result of the rearing of every dog found in a pound (as sorry as I am for their plight)? That's a big call you silly woman! I have owned Cattle Dogs for the past 20 years and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier for the past 4 years (both purported dangerous breeds of dogs). Staffies are now my preferred breed and...

I just listened to you spew yet another load of crap on Channel 9 - to volunteer our dangerous breeds of dog and rescue a dog in a pound? Seriously? Can you vouch for the temperament as a result of the rearing of every dog found in a pound (as sorry as I am for their plight)? That's a big call you silly woman! I have owned Cattle Dogs for the past 20 years and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier for the past 4 years (both purported dangerous breeds of dogs). Staffies are now my preferred breed and I will NEVER own any other breed - they are just so affectionate and social. And my dogs are a direct reflection of me and I am a kind, gentle and loving person (even if I do say so myself). Would I stop and give the "Shih Tzu at the end of the street a pat"? Absolutely no way, not without sussing it out first! Have you no clue? They are snappy, unpredictable dogs that you have just advocated on national television! You are so, so narrow minded it is beyond reckoning ...

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