Dangerous Dogs Act

Dangerous Dogs Act

An Act of Parliament (UK) introduced in 1991 in response to serious injuries and fatalities, especially of children, caused by aggressive and uncontrolled dogs. The Act bans 4 types (breeds) of so-called Specially Controlled Dogs: pit bull terrier, Japanese tosa, dogo Argentino and fila Braziliero, as well as mixtures thereof.
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That power is granted through the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, as amended by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
Surrey Policeseized 98 dogs under the Dangerous Dogs Act between 2012 and 2017 with 28 of them euthanised according to figures obtained by Get Surrey via freedom of information legislation.
Sweeney, a barrister who specializes in criminal law and human rights and animal law in the UK, explains the Animal Welfare Act 2006, the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, and how they impact people who own or work with animals in England, as well as amendments to the Dangerous Dogs Act in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
MORE than 188,000 people have backed Sir Patrick Stewart's petition urging the Government to repeal the Dangerous Dogs Act.
AN attack by a Pit Bull terrier on Rukhsana Khan, six, that left her critically injured led to the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act.
A spokesman said: "Dog attacks can have horrific consequences for victims and families, so the prohibition of certain types of dog, under the Dangerous Dogs Act, is crucial to help us deal with the heightened risk they pose.
45pm Twenty-five years after the introduction of the controversial Dangerous Dogs Act, it seems that canine attacks are still a major problem in Britain.
Stephen asks whether the controversial Dangerous Dogs Act - which is 25 years old this year - is making things better or worse.
In May, 2013, Leanne Meredith was found guilty at Holyhead magistrates court of allowing her dogs to worry livestock and of allowing them to enter a place they were not permitted to be, a charge brought under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
I believe that after 23 years of amendments on Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 it is still ineffective.
Some of the country's biggest forces reported a rise in the number of dogs seized under the Dangerous Dogs Act, including banned breeds and those which attacked people.