A quarter of a century of this barbaric law.

It is now 25 years since the inception of the Dangerous Dogs Act. Once again the Government is being urged to look at this outdated knee-jerk legislation and Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has published a report Dog Bites What’s Breed got to do with it

This comprehensive report surveyed 215 professional dog behaviourists and 74% of these said that the breed of a dog was either irrelevant or could only be a slight contributing factor in determining it’s aggression factor. An overview of the reports findings can be seen HERE

Support for this report and the repeal of breed specific legislation has come from The Dogs Trust, The Kennel Club and dog law solicitor Trevor Cooper. Unfortunately as one might expect DEFFRA the ministry responsible for the implementation and administration of the Act refuse to look at any revisions to it

Meanwhile the many dogs being held in kennels with no exercise or social contact under this legislation will continue to suffer for months awaiting arbitrary decisions on their lives or death by so called experts

The latest case demonstrating this outrageous situation can be read in this news article

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