New dog-fighting research: The reasons why vets under-report cases in the UK

Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Source: 
RVC

New pioneering research suggests that nearly 15% of veterinary professionals suspected that they had treated at least one dog that was engaged in illegal dog fighting in 2015. However, most of these cases were not reported to the relevant authorities.

The report by researchers from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), was based on the responses to a UK-wide survey of veterinary practices and concluded that more education is required to assist clinicians and nurses in identifying physical signs of illegal dog fighting, and more advice and support in reporting it.

 

Follow the link to read more about this study on the RVC website