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Old March 1st, 2007, 07:56 PM
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As the Qld BSL law was copied from the UK Dangerous Dog Laws, this will shake Qld BSL foundation as this win for dog owners shows the foundation laws was wrong.

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16 dogs spared death by court

Feb 28 2007

By Caroline Innes

SIXTEEN dogs placed on death row after a police amnesty on dangerous animals have been spared by a judge.
A two-day hearing at Liverpool magistrates concluded with district judge Miriam Shelvey deciding that they should not be put down.
People in the public gallery cheered at the decision and Judge Slevey was clapped out of court.
During the hearing, the judge was shown family snaps, petitions, character references for dogs and owners, statements from dog trainers and letters from neighbours in support of the pets.
Pamela Rose, representing most of the owners, had told the court: “All of these dogs are pets and all of my clients want their dogs back.
“There is no evidence that any of these dogs constitutes a danger under the legis- lation. Some of these dogs were extremely friendly and easy to manage.”
James Clark was in court to represent Chief Constable Bernard Hogan-Howe as Merseyside police applied for destruction orders for the dogs under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.
Mr Clark said police had become increasingly worried about dangerous dogs on Merseyside and an amnesty ran between February 7 and 13 to try to get dangerous dogs them off the streets of Merseyside. He referred to the fatal mauling of Ellie Lawrenson, aged five, in St Helens on New Year’s Day.
Mr Clark told the court that most of the owners in court were responsible pet lovers who had co-operated with the police and handed their dogs in voluntarily.
Two specialist police dog examiners inspected all the dogs and identified them all as pit bull types. They also gave their views on the animals’ temperaments during examination in court.

Thanks for the heads up: Poul Hanson USA.
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Old March 1st, 2007, 08:47 PM
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Great news Ty, great web site as well, I see they have Bryant listed just were he belongs!!! the "guilty list"
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 09:14 AM
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Awesome!
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 11:42 AM
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I think I would have fled the country with my dogs before handing them over to the authorities out of co-operation!!! But thank God, they have been saved!
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Old March 4th, 2007, 08:34 PM
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That's excellent news ! One can only imagine what horrible grief those people had to live with in turning over their beloved family members. Hopefully the website is sent to Bryant so that he can see himself in the "hall of shame".
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Glad to read some good news . 16 good dogs saved from an unfair law.
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