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For those who wanted to see my letter... by Spursfan on 18 December 2009 2:11pm
 
... here it is!!

"Dear Sirs,

I was dismayed at the scaremongering which followed the tragic death of John-Paul Massey (Mail). Staffordshire Bull Terriers are the most gentle, loving, loyal dogs you could wish for, famously known as ‘the nanny dogs’ as they are so good with children.

So much so, in fact that for their ‘Pet Adoption Week’ last June the R.S.P.C.A. urged people to “Re-home a Staffie”, saying that the problem was only irresponsible owners who exploited the Staffie’s eagerness to please by training them to show aggression.

As RSPCA chief vet Mark Evans said in K9 Magazine: “Staffies have had a terrible press, but this is not of their own making – in fact they’re wonderful dogs. If people think that Staffies have problems, they’re looking at the wrong end of the dog lead!”

Our precious five year old Staffordshire bull terrier has a full pedigree and is Kennel Club registered. He’s boisterous, full of life and is, as we put it, ‘a sponge’ – soaking up fuss and love.

We've cherished him since he was 5 weeks old and have been rewarded many-fold by his love. He sleeps on our bed at night, and snuggles up to us whenever he gets a chance. A Staffie just craves love and attention.

My husband and I have long held the view that there should be a dog licence. Responsible dog owners would be willing to pay for such a licence, whereas unscrupulous ones would, hopefully, be put off.

But if the cost of the licence is pitched at £500 (as suggested), it would put off not only unscrupulous would-be owners, but responsible ones, too. Perhaps £50 or even £100 would be more realistic."


There you go!!
I have to say I am a little embarrassed reproducing it here for you!

:(

 
Re: For those who wanted to see my letter... by suzulu on 18 December 2009 7:23pm
 
Brilliant letter, Anne!
 
Re: For those who wanted to see my letter... by Spursfan on 19 December 2009 9:26am
 
Thank you Sue!!

There was a bit more, another paragraph or two, which they chose not to print, about 'Punish the DEED not the BREED' but I think it reads better without it so I'm not concerned.

:)

 



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