Keep your promise Mr Prime Minister!
13th April 2012
CWU members turned up to support the parents of
toddler John-Paul Massey, who was mauled to death by a dangerous
dog in 2009, as they handed a
letter into Downing Street in protest at the lack of action on
dangerous dogs laws.
The letter was co-signed by the Communication Workers Union and many of our campaign partners, including the RSPCA, Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, National Dog Wardens Association and the Police Federation.
The letter calls on Prime Minister David Cameron to give "urgent and immediate attention to the ongoing issue of dangerous dogs and dog control in England, on behalf of the children and adults who have lost their lives and the thousands of people who sustain injuries, often serious, as well as the animals who are attacked and killed every year."
Read the Joint letter to David Cameron in full.
Pictured are the four CWU Royal Mail members who made
it along to the event. L-R: Health and safety rep Imtiyaz
Chawan from Mount Pleasant, Peter
Clements, area safety rep for Harrow and District branch,
Brendan, a members of the CWU's South West
London branch who delivers the mail to Downing Street, and
Tim Shearer, area safety rep for North London
Commenting on the event, CWU national health, safety
and environment officer Dave Joyce (pictured with
Luciana Berger MP) who has spearheaded the union's 'bite-back' campaign,
said: "It was very moving to meet John-Paul's mother
Angela and see the dignity and determination with which she's
fighting for changes in the law.
"The problem of out-of-control dogs is a growing menace right across society and future tragedies can only be prevented if the Government faces up to its responsibilities and brings in the legislation we need," Dave explained.
"Consultation after consultation will only tell us what we know already. Mr Cameron pledged action two years ago - time to keep your promise Mr Prime Minister!"
Sign the No. 10
e-petition now to show your support.