Breed-specific legislation in Australia: a cruel mandate imposes big costs

Posted on May 16, 2014March 18, 2021Categories News   Leave a comment on Breed-specific legislation in Australia: a cruel mandate imposes big costs

The City of Monash has spent almost $100,000 defending itself in court cases involving dogs targeted by the breed-specific provisions of Australia’s Domestic Animals Act. Cardinia, a suburb of Melbourne, spent $80,000 on a single case involving a dog that the court later determined should not have been taken. The dog was returned to its owner.[1] Whatever their views of dogs and policies that improve community safety, Monash, Cardinia, and other communities have seen their tax dollars wasted on court … Continue reading “Breed-specific legislation in Australia: a cruel mandate imposes big costs”