Muzzling the issue isn’t the answer
But here goes anyway.
The number of serious dog attacks is increasing.
A 2012 report to the NSW government showed that in the previous year, the number of reported human victims of dog attacks increased by 16% and the number of reported animal victims increased by 24%.
Monash University’s Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit showed the number of hospital admissions because of dog-related injuries — not just bites — almost doubled from 2000/01 to 2010/11. In South Australia, serious dog attacks