Press release about annual tax on keeping „dangerous“ dogs
By the end of December 2011 The City Council of Belgrade, an annual tax of 30.000 Serbian dinars was raised on keeping "dangerous" dogs. As "dangerous" dogs there were identified stafford terriers, bull terriers, pit bull terriers and their bastards. The position of our Society has been that something as "dangerous" dog doesn't exist, but only irresponsible owner and that, by raising the tax, sporadic attacks of those dogs on people will not be prevented. On the contrary, raising of the tax will provoke owners to throw them out on streets that would make problem of abandoned dogs more complicated. The problems could be solved by carrying out strictly already existing regulations.