Dog Attacks Cause Rise in Hospital Admission in UK
by Dr. Chris
August 14, 2011 Last year in England there were 6,120 hospital admission due to dog injuries according to NHS Information Centre. This rise in hospital stays due to dog attacks is an increase of 5% from the previous year.
Sadly about 1 in 6 of these attacks on a child under the age of 10. Due to the number of dog attacks authorities are calling for more measures to keep people safe.
These are ranging from requiring all dogs to be on a leash to banning certain dog breeds all together.
They want people to feel safe in their own communities without worrying about whether a dog will attack them.
The real problem is irresponsible pet ownership. If the people who owned these dogs would properly contain or train them, they would not attack people.
There must be an education program to encourage responsible pet ownership.
Otherwise, sadly all dogs will be banned eventually because a few people can’t train their dogs.Related Stories:
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