From BBC News –
Mr Brown told MPs that it was important that dog owners were aware of the risks that certain breeds posed and that they were equipped to deal with them.
The announcement comes a week after a four-year-old boy was mauled to death by a dog at a family home in Liverpool.
Many MPs have criticised existing regulations governing dog ownership.
At prime minister’s questions, Mr Brown announced extra advice and training for those owning certain breeds identified as posing a particular risk.
Many MPs regard the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act, which was supposed to prevent attacks by dogs on their owners and families, as flawed.
This is the part that gets me – “Mr Brown told MPs that it was important that dog owners were aware of the risks that certain breeds posed “
Certain breeds? About the only thing that Britain’s Dangerous Dog act has proved is that BREED has nothing to do with whether a dog is dangerous or not.
To me, this sounds like a precursor to simply adding more breeds to the act, rather than just accepting the fact that it’s been a total failure at reducing bites and fatalities in any form whatsoever. In fact, the study I saw said that bite incidents in Britain had INCREASED since the act went into affect.