VOTE: Do the laws on dangerous dogs need to change after Liverpool boy was killed?LAWS on dangerous dogs are being strongly debated after a four-year-old boy was mauled to death by an illegal pitbull terrier.
John Paul Massey's died from head and neck injuries after his uncle's dog attacked him on Monday.
The tragedy has led people to reconsider the current dangerous dog legislation and call for changes.
They include all dogs to be microchipped so owners can be traced and harsher punishments for owners who deliberately set their dogs on people or pets.
A dangerous dog assessment centre in the North West, preferably Merseyside, was also called for so alleged dangerous dogs could be quickly determined by a vet.
Many people commented on the story. Poshy wrote: "Deed not breed. Why was this dog so aggressive and why was it allowed near children?
"Prosecute the owners who, if licences were brought in, would never ever be given another."
Presacanairo said: "Yet again the witch hunt begins on bull breeds responsible owners or not. The laws do need to change but the government rushed through the last dangerous dogs act and a lot of people lost their family pets.
"A license would be a good start..for the police to be able confiscate unlicensed dogs...helping people like myself who have a true passion for real bull breed." THE DAILY POST