It's just a result of irresponsible people needing to be told how to live their lives. In this country people are proving more and more everyday that freedom and responsibility is just too much for them to handle.
I don't understand what they mean by "dangerous dog breeds". Any dog can be dangerous if not properly socialised (I don't mean turning your dog into a socialist ) Afterall Britain is the reason breeds like the original bull dog and pitbull terriers exist. How do you suppose the modern fat, short, malformed English Bulldog came to be? It was a result of the Brits not having anymore use for the larger more agile working bulldogs they had been breeding for centuries prior. After bull baiting and bear baiting was outlawed the Brits had no more use for such a tough hardworking breed. They took the original butcher's bulldog and scaled it down to the now deformed useless bulldog - the modern English Bulldog.
One thing that often gets forgotten today about certain old time working breeds like Pitbulls, dogo argentinos, American bulldogs, and old southern white bulldogs is that one of the dominant traits cultivated by the old time breeders was the trait of non-agressiveness towards humans. As forocious as these dogs may have been in their tasks performed, they had to be people friendly. There was no way that the handlers and trainers could work with these dogs if they weren't socialised properly. Fast forward to today and many unscrupulous people train these dogs for things they were never intended for. For all the things people today want in life, many people just have a very difficult time taking care of their stuff, including pets. While the government shouldn't overstep it's bounds, it leaves a perfect opportunity for them to come in and take over what the people can't handle. Of course the government isn't any better with stuff. Maybe the Brits need to have a tea party of thier own real soon
I just got back from my elk trip to Colorado and must say that I learned quite a bit about hiking in that one trip. I researched all I could on the internet and thought I was prepared going out. For the most part I was but I want to pass on a few major things I learned that helped me drastically!
1. Pack light. I know this may sound like common sense but believe me. After reading everyone's advice on what you need to pack, chances are your pack will end up weighing more...