Six-year-old Enzo Dallaglio (pictured, right) is recovering after being mauled by the family’s Rhodesian ridgeback, Como. His father, the well-known rugby star Lawrence Dallaglio, had the pet destroyed following the attack. (To read the article, click here.)
This dog was a Rhodesian Ridgeback. It is widely considered to be a powerful, aggressive dog. England is a one-bite country — it is where the infamous one-bite rule was devised. I have shown a connection between the one-bite rule and fatal dog attacks upon humans. (See the home page of Dog Bite Law by clicking the link, above.) The UK should replace this antiquated law of non-responsibility with one that would require dog owners to shoulder the burden of injuries inflicted on innocent people.