Devastated mum fights for John Paul's Law
By Stephen White 30/11/2010A mum whose son was killed by a family pet is campaigning for tougher animal laws.John Paul Massey, four, died from horrific injuries after pitbull Unosavaged him. Speaking on the first anniversary of his death,
mumAngela McGlynn called for it to be compulsory for dogs to bemuzzled around kids under 12.
Angela, 40, said: "No one takes the warnings seriously. John Paulwas the fifth child in three years to be killed by a family pet."John Paul was at his gran's house in Wavertree, Liverpool, when hewas attacked. Uno's owner, Ange-la's brother Christian Foulkes, 21,got four months' jail after admitting possessing a dangerous dog.Angela says none of them had any idea Uno was an illegal breedRead more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/11/30/devastated-mum-fights-for-john-paul-s-law-115875-22751265/#ixzz16uArJLSd
John Paul Massey mum's anger as Government scraps danger dogs crackdown
Jul 26 2010 by Luke Traynor, Liverpool Echo
THE mum of a four-year-old boy mauled to death by a pitbull today spoke of her anger after thegovernment scrapped a crackdown on dangerous dogs.Before the general election Labour promised to fit every dog with a £30 microchip to allow wardensto trace and destroy illegal breeds.It was a proposal demanded by the ECHO’S Biteback Campaign, launched after the death of five-year-old Ellie Lawrenson in St Helens in 2007.The idea was backed by Angela McGlynn, mum of John Paul Massey – killed by his uncle’s pitbullin Wavertree.Today she expressed her astonishment at the decision, and the 39-year-old said: “I feel like crying.“
A dog is a dog.
People need to understand what dogs are capable of doing.“The statistics are horrifying about attacks on children by dogs in Liverpool.“There was a law in place when John Paul died
which failed to protect him.
Much more needs to be done.“
I was a big supporter of microchipping dogs, especially when they were playing nearchildren.