That's really not fair...I hope the little shit got a mouthful of carbon
It's the owner, not the dog, that deserves that.
you can shoot a dog that worries your sheep
But not one that "worries" your children. Utterly, utterly mad!
The way it's getting with dogs now I think it should be illegal for them to be let off the lead. I wonder how you start a campaign.
Alternatively (or additionally), to have to be muzzled in a public place -- a dog on a lead can still bite. Unfortunately, there is probably no chance of a successful campaign on this until some uncontrolled dog savages a child in a public place and the campaign can ride on the back of the brief outpouring of public horror.