Breed Specific Legislation

Government Admits Dangerous Dogs Act Mistake

Written by Alison Green. (just a shame they haven’t actually done anything to fix their error all these years on!) Twelve years on and thousands of dogs later…. Today is a special day for anti BSL campaigners within England, Scotland and Wales as 12 years ago our government did something amazing. They held their hands ...

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What Will The New UK Government Do About Seized Dogs: How About, Kill Them All?

As the UK starts to get used to a Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition Government, the country could be forgiven for quickly forgetting the short, sharp burst of activity surrounding the Dangerous Dogs Act in the final days of the Labour regime. A quick refresher: The then Home Sec, Alan Johnson, announced there would be a public ...

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Brian Rudman on Pit Bulls: Kill Them All With a Hammer

Brian Rudman writes a piece for a national newspaper in New Zealand. His most recent offering advocates ‘throwing pit bulls on the barbie’. He wants them all dead. Brian Rudman, clearly, doesn’t mind a bit of good old fashioned generalisation, prepared to condemn an entire group based on the actions of just a few. It’s ...

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The Dangerous Dogs Act: It’s Time For Breed Specific Legislation To Go & Go Now

Well, here we are. It’s 2008 and we’ve had a total of 17 years to evaluate the effectiveness of Lord Baker’s personally endorsed canine legislation: The Dangerous Dogs Act. So, how well has it been working? Well here’s a bit of an insight: A couple of weeks ago I was asked to do an interview ...

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5 Breeds Outlawed – Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, Dobermans, German Shepherds and Bull Mastiffs

South Dakota has voted in new laws which make it illegal to own any of either Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, Dobermans, German Shepherds, Bull Mastiffs or any cross of these breeds. The breeds are all banned, unless they ‘help’ or are being trained to help people with disabilities. Dean Schock, mayor, explained that the legislation was ...

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