How should dangerous dogs be tackled?
All dog owners will need insurance against their pet attacking someone, under a government plan. Is this the right way to tackle dangerous dogs?
Each week, more than 100 people are admitted to hospital after dog attacks. The government wants to amend the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act, so that four dog types - including the pit bull terrier and the Japanese tosa - are banned from people's homes.
Another proposal is to introduce compulsory third-party insurance for all dog owners, to ensure victims of attacks are compensated. "Britain is a nation of animal lovers," said Home Secretary Alan Johnson, "but people have a fundamental right to feel safe on the streets and in their homes."
Should all dogs be insured? Would it make the UK safer? Are you a dog owner? Have you been the victim of a dog attack? How should we tackle dangerous dogs?