Kamphunden - vapen eller hund? - Ett kritiskt perspektiv på debatten om förbud av kamphundar
Sammanfattning: There is a current debate regarding the existing problem with fighting dogs in Sweden. Some people claim fighting dogs to be dangerous breeds. They want to forbid them. The opponents claim the problem to be not within the dog itself but within the owners. They claim every breed and every dog, if not handled and trained right, to be dangerous. Both sides agree on the fact that there is a problem with aggressive dogs in society but they have differ-ent opinions on how to solve the problem. There has been a former restriction regarding importation of the breed pit bull. The restriction had to be removed when Sweden joined EU in 1995. That’s when Sweden got a prohibition against pit bull which lasted until 1997. Today the only legislation is a prohibition against dangerous dogs. I have come to the following conclusions; there are not enough facts to prove that fighting dogs are dangerous breeds. People who claim them to be dangerous have no scientific fact and no statistic to base their arguments on. However, they do have lots of court cases in which fighting dogs are in-volved. The problem with the owners would probably not go away if we were to forbid fighting dogs. There is a high risk of the owners finding other breeds which can be just as dangerous as fighting breeds.
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