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!!!

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 ...

Michael Thornton
Michael Thornton

I would like to know what you know about pitbull dogs and such breeds ?? What you have seen and heard in the Media. Am I right ?? What the Government is trying to do is ban the breed coz they believe every bull dog breed has the Potential to be Dangerous is this right ?? Does this mean the same Government think every Muslim has the Potential to be a Terrorist coz of the way they look or the colour of there skin what sort of message are we trying to send out to the public ?? I Apologize to...

I would like to know what you know about pitbull dogs and such breeds ?? What you have seen and heard in the Media. Am I right ?? What the Government is trying to do is ban the breed coz they believe every bull dog breed has the Potential to be Dangerous is this right ?? Does this mean the same Government think every Muslim has the Potential to be a Terrorist coz of the way they look or the colour of there skin what sort of message are we trying to send out to the public ?? I Apologize to any Muslim for using that as a Example but this is what there doing to a breed of dog that is loving and Loyal I have had three bull dog breeds before now and children round them with no Incidents so to me it's not the dog it's the owner so stop Blaming the dogs for the easy way out its the owners

Suzanne Dumbunny
Suzanne Dumbunny

Most ridiculous thing I ever heard! The kind of people who are responsible owners would never sell out their family pet - ever! And the kind of people who would take part in this asinine scheme you don't want owning any breed of dog anyway! An irresponsible, uneducated and lazy owner can turn a Chihuahua, a Kelpie, a Labrador or a cocker Spaniel.....any dog into a loose cannon. This tool of a reporter missed the boat by an ocean. Any dog can become unstable in the wrong hands, just as the...

Most ridiculous thing I ever heard! The kind of people who are responsible owners would never sell out their family pet - ever! And the kind of people who would take part in this asinine scheme you don't want owning any breed of dog anyway! An irresponsible, uneducated and lazy owner can turn a Chihuahua, a Kelpie, a Labrador or a cocker Spaniel.....any dog into a loose cannon. This tool of a reporter missed the boat by an ocean. Any dog can become unstable in the wrong hands, just as the most damaged abused dogs can become reformed family pets in the right hands, you just need to look a Sick Vicks fighting dogs to see proof of that - trained as killers by an sadistic idiot and reformed with kindness and compassion by responsible educated people, this scheme is just idiocy and will be about as effective as BSL in stopping dog bites.

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