Let dogs run and bark behind a fence without it being classed as an “attack”.

Let dogs run and bark behind a fence without it being classed as an “attack”.

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linda ratzer started this petition to To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales

PETITION
To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales
The Petition of citizens of New South Wales - Brings to the attention of the House -
Our request to alter the Legislation under Section 16 (2) of the NSW Animals Act 1998 to include a clause that it is not an offence if the incident occurred;
(f) where the dog is in a fenced off leash dog area, or behind a fence on private property, and does not make contact with any person or animal on the other side of the fence.
The Note at the bottom of Section 13 (5) should also reflect this statement.
It is a common occurrence for dogs in fenced off leash areas and private property, particularly when foot/bike paths are close, to rush at, bark and run along the fence line and under the wording of the current legislation it constitutes an ‘attack’. Council staff have no option to investigate a complaint and issue a caution.
We believe that a change in the legislation would allow, Councils’ resources to be put
to better use, and dog owners would have peace of mind from fear of a caution, possible fine and their dog being placed on a dangerous or restricted list.
The undersigned petitioners therefore ask the Legislative Assembly to approve the relevant changes to the NSW Animals Act 1998 to allow dogs to run and/or bark along an approved fence or enclosure, without fear of it being classed as an attack

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