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Published On: Mon, Jul 31st, 2017

Dr. Páraic Ó Súilleabháin’s Interview On Breed-Specific Legislation

Dr. Páraic Ó Súilleabháin’s interview he did with a documentary film crew on breed-specific legislation.

A study published in 2015 by Páraic Ó Súilleabháin, analyzed the numbers of people hospitalized in Ireland due to dog bites from 1998 (when the country enacted BSL) to 2013. The study found that not only were instances of dog bites resulting in hospitalization on the rise throughout the period in which Ireland had BSL but that BSL could actually be contributing to this rise in the number of hospitalizations.

How could BSL lead to an increase of serious dog bites?

BSL has the effect of suggesting that dangerous dogs are limited to the breeds targeted. In fact, dogs of any breed can be dangerous when not treated with the respect they deserve. There are documented instances of serious injury and death due to attacks from even the most innocuous of small breeds.

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