Wales action on dangerous dogs welcomed
18th July 2012
The Communication Workers Union today (Wednesday) warmly
welcomes the announcement by the Welsh Government that it will
bring forward domestic legislation to tackle the growing problem of
Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones announced in his
Legislative Statement on July 17 that action on dangerous dogs
was a priority for the Welsh Government and that a Bill would be
introduced next spring.
Dave Joyce, CWU health, safety and
environment officer welcomed the announcement, saying:
"It's fantastic news that the Welsh Government is taking
the issue of dangerous dogs seriously and making clear commitments
to improve responsible dog ownership in Wales.
"Hundreds of postal workers, telecom engineers and other
workers - not to mention small children - are attacked by dogs in
Wales every year. The injuries can be very serious but taking some
simple steps - such as microchipping, extending the law to private
property and tackling dog behaviour not just breeds - would make a
For more information and to support the campaign visit Dangerous Dogs - Bite Back.