A recent spate of dog attacks has left at least one expert calling for a ban on dog breeds known to be aggressive or dangerous.
A two-year-old girl was savaged by what was believed to be a pitbull in Kawerau on Saturday and is in Whakatane Hospital in a stable condition after undergoing facial surgery.
A few hours earlier a bull mastiff savaged a four-year-old girl in Masterton, leaving her needing reconstructive surgery at Hutt Hospital.
Last week a Bay Of Plenty woman had her scalp torn off by an American pitbull dog set on her by her sister after an argument.
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Dog behaviour expert Barry Gillingwater, of DSS Animal Management, says if the Government is serious about stopping these sorts of injuries, dogs with aggressive tendencies should be banned.
"I do think you've got to remove certain aggressive dogs from society, they really have no place in modern society," he told Newstalk ZB.
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