New dog laws welcome
New dogs laws being announced today (Wednesday) will help
protect postal workers from dangerous dogs, hopes the Communication
CWU expects the government to confirm an extension of the law to
private property meaning people, such as the 5,000 postal workers
and 400 telecom engineers attacked by dogs each year, will finally
have protection under the law. Compulsory microchipping will also
help improve responsible dog ownership and help identify owners of
dogs which attack people and animals.
CWU general secretary Billy Hayes said: "CWU warmly welcomes today's announcement on responsible dog ownership. Extending the law to private property will bring protection to hundreds of thousands of people who work on private land - such as postal workers and telecom engineers - who were previously left with little recourse in law if they suffered a dog attack.