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Dangerous by breed or by owner?

Talia Mimilo

Dog attack statistics are at their highest, so whats the governments approach?

Some New Zealand laws restrict specific dog breeds because they are deemed as menacing. These restrictions set them apart, meaning they have to be muzzled, chained and locked up. 

The government is in the process of adding more to the list of restricted breeds. Not everyone agrees that this is the right approach.