Startling dog attack statistics

New statistics revealed almost 40 children are being mauled by dogs every month in Queensland.

The Courier Mail reported that 4471 Queenslanders have been treated for injuries since July 2007 in 32 public hospital emergency departments.

36 children aged 12 or younger were treated every month, including 11 aged three and under.

Royal Brisbane Hospital paediatric physician Dr Jason Acworth said that pit bulls and staffordshire terriers were responsible for most vicious attacks however every dog is could potentially attack if provoked.

The RSPCA are calling for uniform laws whereby the “deed and not the breed” is punished.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News

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