Western Australia: Service association wants stricter BSL

The misleadingly-named WA Local Government Association (which is not a government agency) is pushing for revised dog control laws that would include stricter regulations for “dangerous breeds.” It intends to survey local governments to get their ideas and perspectives (and presumably support). Western Australia already has BSL in place for the Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro, Japanese tosa, American Pit Bull Terrier, and “pit bull.”

Contact info for WALGA: http://www.walga.asn.au/AboutWALGA/WALGADetailsContacts.aspx

Dog control laws ‘outdated’

Phoebe Wearne, The West Australian
June 7, 2012, 9:55 am

[…] The WA Local Government Association plans to draw councils on their views on a push for tougher restrictions on dangerous dog breeds.

[…] Mr Pickard said it was encouraging that proposed amendments to the Bill included prohibiting availability, breeding and sale of dangerous breeds, sterilisation of dangerous breeds, increased penalties for irresponsible owners and powers for local rangers. […]

Full article retrieved 6/9/12 from http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/13893243/dog-control-laws-outdated/

Press release from the WA Local Government Association (basically similar to the “news article”): http://www.walga.asn.au/NewsPublications/tabid/66/id/85b2f6ff-716a-4d5e-a161-ad59b20c8431/Default.aspx

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