Locals share their experiences of dog attacks in Dundee

15.01.2019

A group of local people in Dundee discussed their experiences of traumatic dog attacks in the city, as part of a Holyrood Committee’s examination of dog control laws.

A group of local people in Dundee discussed their experiences of traumatic dog attacks in the city, as part of a Holyrood Committee’s examination of dog control laws.  

The Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit and Post-Legislative Scrutiny Committee is currently examining the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 and wants to hear how effective the law has been in reducing the number of dog attacks.  

As part of its inquiry, the Committee held a focus group on Monday 14 January in Dundee Central Baptist Church. Those who have been the victim of dog attacks, or witnessed their own dogs being attacked or mauled, shared their experiences and how this has impacted them both mentally and physically.  

In the Tayside area, between 2015 – 2017, at least 1,175 people attended A&E with dog bites or lacerations. These figures include 250 children and teenagers who attended A&E with injuries relating to dog attacks. 

 

Background

 

Find out more about the Public Audit and Post-Legislative Scrutiny Committee.

The Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill was a Members’ Bill introduced in the Scottish Parliament by Christine Grahame MSP on 22 June 2009. Find out more.

 

 

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