Calls for the banning of pitbulls as domestic animals are growing, as more incidents of people getting mauled are reported. In the latest incident an eight-year-old boy has been mauled to death by a pitbull at his home in Vista Park near Bloemfontein.
According to police reports, Olebogeng Mosime, a Grade 3 pupil at Roseview Primary School, was killed by a neighbor’s dog. It was reported that the dog, which had been kept locked up, had escaped into the yard of a neighbor.
Olebogeng had been playing outside by himself, when the dog charged at him. It is alleged that the dog’s jaws were locked into the child’s neck and chest.
Calls for castration and sterilisation of all pitbull dogs
The Sizwe Kupelo Foundation is calling for the castration and sterilisation of all pitbull dogs in the country.
This is to prevent the future existence of what it calls the vicious breed.
The infographic below highlights some of the countries where restrictions and laws have been placed on aggressive dogs:
Laws and restrictions against the ownership of aggressive dogs by SABC Digital News