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To think this is just weird for a dogs muzzle?

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BodsAuntieFlo Wed 03-Aug-16 23:27:55

I've been following the dog Hank in Ireland. Someone posted this on the Save Hank page. We have dogs and I just think this is awful. Why would someone choose to use use this muzzle on a dog?

Shizzlestix Wed 03-Aug-16 23:46:12

That's idiotic of the poster. Given the hoops the owners have jumped through, putting that on him would not be sensible. A plain muzzle, opposite colour to the dog's muzzle so good and obvious is what is needed.

feralgoat Wed 03-Aug-16 23:48:35

Why is Hank muzzled? Was it a condition of him being allowed home? IS he part pit? Or just looks it

BodsAuntieFlo Thu 04-Aug-16 08:41:22

I still can't work out why he's to be muzzled feral

Damselindestress Thu 04-Aug-16 13:10:12

feralgoat In the UK just looking it is enough. Whether a dog is considered a pitbull type is determined by their appearance not DNA. The council said that, “although assessed by an appropriate expert to be a pitbull terrier type,” Hank would be able to return to his owners provided they followed certain conditions. If a dog considered to be a pitbull type is legally exempted, they must be muzzled at all times in public. I know someone who owns an exempted pitbull and the dog even has to be muzzled in the car, even though he's soft as a brush. I believe it's wrong that the law punishes dogs who have done nothing wrong based on their appearance.

Nataleejah Thu 04-Aug-16 13:51:48

I've seen this on steampunk artists' website. Something like a Halloween werewolf outfit for a dog.
Woudn't take mine to park we ting it though.

GemmaTeller2 Thu 04-Aug-16 13:55:59

**Northern Ireland

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