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OWNERS Of kILLER DOGS MAy fACE LIfEThe owners of killer dogs could face life in jail under proposals
put forward by ministers, according to press reports.The Mail Online reports that 16 people have been mauled to
death since 2005, but the law states dog owners can only go to prison for a maximum of two years.
Ministers have now launched a public consultation as to whether owners should face jail terms of up to ten years if their pet injures someone and life for a fatal attack. Killing or injuring a guide dog could also attract a maximum penalty of ten years.
The move comes months after Jade Anderson, 14, was killed by four dogs while visiting a friend near Wigan.
Every year dogs are responsible for 210,000 attacks around 6,000 of which lead to hospital visits. The Government said it would introduce new measures to tackle out of control dogs
The Government said it would introduce new measures to tackle out of control dogs
The CWU union representing postmen and telecoms engineers who suffer 5,000 attacks a year welcomed the move, pointing out that at present some owners are fined just 100 if their dog attacks.
General secretary Billy Hayes said: Current sentencing arrangements do not match the serious nature of offences.
This consultation is very welcome and hopefully indicates the Government is serious about tackling the problem of irresponsible dog ownership.
The consultation was launched yesterday by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Members of the public will be asked their opinion on the severity of punishments, with recommendations put forward in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill.
Animal welfare minister Lord de Mauley said: Dog attacks are terrifying and we need harsh penalties to punish those who allow
their dog to injure people while out of control.Its crucial the laws we have in place act as a deterrent to stop
such horrific incidents.Last month Jade Andersons parents, along with the parents of
four-year-old John Paul Massey who died after his uncles pitbull attacked him in 2009 presented a petition to Downing Street calling for David Cameron to take action to prevent more attacks.
In February the Government said it would introduce new measures to tackle out of control dogs by changing the law to ensure irresponsible owners can be prosecuted regardless of where their dog attacks.
But David Hanson, Labours policing spokesman, said: The Governments proposals on dangerous dogs are weak.
As the victims of dog attacks, select committees, the RSPCA and the British Veterinary Association have made clear, the Government should legislate for dog control notices which would give local councils and the police the powers they need to make sure owners are responsible and dog attacks are stopped.
Crime prevention minister Jeremy Browne said: Dog owners who fail to take responsibility for their dogs must be held accountable.
This Government is taking urgent action to protect the public from out of control dogs. We are changing the law so owners can be prosecuted for attacks on private property and our anti-social behaviour reforms will give police and local agencies more effective powers.
A report published in June by the charity Guide Dogs revealed attacks by other dogs on guide dogs are at an all-time high of ten a month.
A total of 240 attacks were reported between March 2011 and February 2013.
Ecologistas en Accin Almanzora are extremely concerned about a plague of Cochinilla del Carmn, the Cochineal beetle, which, according to the Consejera de Medio Ambiente de Murcia, has been present on prickly pears in the Murcia region since 2007.
It is thought that the beetles have been brought in on plants that were imported from other countries during the housing boom, and have been present in the Almanzora Valley since 2013.
The Cochineal Insect is a scale insect traditionally used by Native Americans to make a crimson dye called cochineal. In the 1550s Spanish explorers brought cochineal from Mexico back to Europe, and it became the most widely traded and, next to gold and silver, the most valuable product of the West Indies.
Cochineal is one of the few water-soluble colourants that resist degradation with time. It is one of the most light and heat-stable and oxidation-resistant of all the natural colourants and is used in a vast range of foods and drinks which contain a red colourant.
It is also used in a wide range of pharmaceutical products, and is considered so safe that it is one of the very few dyes to be licensed
for use in eye cosmetics. The insect feeds on Prickly
Pear cacti and are most obvious on the flat pads of the cactus, where they occur in colonies covered with a fluffy white wax. The insects bright reddish body is not visible unless the waxy secretions are scraped away and the scales outer covering is punctured. Cochineal is produced from the dried, crushed bodies of the cochineal scale insects. A carefully tended cactus yields about 20 pounds of
scale each year. About 70,000 insects are needed to make a pound of dye, and as of 2005, the market price of cochineal was between 50 and 80 USD per kilogram.
The insect does not kill the host plant, though it may weaken it, and so it is not generally regarded as a pest. Methods of control are to use a soap-based product. However, Ecologistas en Accin Almanzora are concerned that those who eat the fruit of plants which are host to the insect, and which have been treated, may ingest some of this wash, a potash soap, which they regard as poisonous.
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