More than 40 fatal attacks by dogs in Canada since 1983

News 12 March, 2018
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    Monday, 12 march 2018 14:55

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    No less than 43 people died after being bitten by dogs in Canada between 1983 and 2017, says a study by the Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals (SPCA), obtained by TVA Nouvelles.

    Since 1983, the Quebec, five people are dead after a dog attack.

    Contrary to popular belief, the dogs responsible for the most often the attacks are the huskies, who have caused 25 % of deaths, followed closely by the dogs, mixed (24 %).

    The German shepherd (11 %), rottweilers (9 %), pitbulls (2 %) and labradors (2 %) were also attacked and fatally wounded the Canadians since 1983.

    Children under the age of 16 years are the ones who have been mostly victims of dog attacks (85 %).

    The children of indigenous communities are most at risk, so that they were 180 % more likely than other Canadian children to be killed by a dog.

    Stray dogs were involved in 33% of fatal attacks. The dogs who lived in the same house as the victim are responsible for the same number of deaths.

    In his study, the SPCA points out that a pen safe would have prevented 31 fatal attacks by dogs, or 74 %.