With regard to the story about the rottweiller that bit a child and was then stabbed to death by its owner (The Argus, March 1), I wonder what sort of life this unfortunate animal had before it stepped out of line. How was it treated? Did it have any training?

Did it deserve to live with an owner like Andrew Davis?

Dogs are easy to obtain - in my opinion too easy. Licensing, compulsory microchipping and registration all need to take place when purchasing a dog. In my experience dogs are keen to learn. A dog handling class is a must for every newly acquired pet dog.

We seem to be moving away from being a nation of animal lovers, be it pets or wildlife.

  • Gloria Wheatcroft, The Drive Hove