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Domestic animal regulator's powers to euthanise dogs after fatal attacks need tweaks, advocate says

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
January 9 2021 - 5:30pm
It is an offence not to report a dog attack in the ACT. Picture: Shutterstock

Domestic animal laws which gave bureaucrats the power to seize and destroy dogs have put too much power in the hands of the regulator and need to be tweaked to better consider the needs of animals and their owners, a legal advocate says.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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