Dog ownership has unknown risks but known health benefits: we need evidence based policy

Orritt, Rachel (2014) Dog ownership has unknown risks but known health benefits: we need evidence based policy. BMJ, 349 (jul17). g4081-g4081. ISSN 1756-1833

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Abstract

Politically driven UK legislation that targets “dangerous dogs” has not been shown to reduce dog bites, writes Rachel Orritt, who calls for policy to be based on robust evidence of incidence and risk assessment of ownership

Keywords:canine aggressive behaviour, Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, human directed aggressive behaviour, dog aggression, JCNotOpen
Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D330 Veterinary Public Health
M Law > M211 Criminal Law
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
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ID Code:16579
Deposited On:29 Jan 2015 20:56

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