Tighter dog control laws only beginning - Kennel Club
4:15PM Wednesday October 31, 2007

The Government's announcement of tighter dog control laws today is only a beginning, says the New Zealand Kennel Club.

Associate Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced the changes today after a review of dog control laws following a series of dog attacks.

Ms Mahuta said it will be compulsory for menacing dogs, identified by breed, to be neutered.

She said many councils already required the neutering of menacing breeds or types of dog but the legislation would make this consistent nationwide.

Ms Mahuta also announced that the process of banning breeds from importation would be simplified.

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