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Owner negligence behind dog attacks: Activist

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 11 2019   /  12:47 am

Following a series of dog attacks that have caused injuries and even deaths, dog owners have been told to take more responsibility for controlling their four-legged companions as neglect or simply a lack of understanding about a dog’s needs can lead to dog attacks.In the past week, people in North Sumatra were shocked by two separate cases of dog attacks that left one man dead and an 8-year-old boy injured.In September, a domestic helper was mauled to death when trying to feed Sparta, a Belgian Malinois dog belonging to her employer, popular TV presenter Bima Aryo, in his residence in East Jakarta.The attack went viral and the police launched an investigation to determine whether Bima or his mother, who told the helper to feed Sparta, were guilty of violating Article 49 of the Criminal Code regarding animal negligence.The trend of attacks by pet dogs has increased in line with the avai...