Dangerous Dogs Act

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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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Under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, it is an offence for a dog to be "out of control" in public places and on private land.
Both Thornton and Eldridge, of Chatham, previously pleaded guilty to owning a dog which caused injury while dangerously out of control in a public place under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. Judge David Griffith-Jones QC issued an arrest warrant not backed for bail for Thornton after he failed to attend the hearing.
They pleaded with Hillingdon Council to work with them to become Olive's legal owner and take her through the exemption process under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.
When Edmonstone returned to Stirling Sheriff Court this week from custody on charges under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 his lawyer told the court he was due to be released on a tag at the end of June under the Home Detention Curfew.
Julie Hilling previously worked with the parents of Jade Anderson to help strengthen dangerous dog laws, after Jade was tragically mauled to death in 2013 by dogs covered in the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.
Paul Youll, 41, is charged with being in charge of a police dog named Ilko on June 6, 2016 "which was dangerously out of control - and while so out of control, injured Jonathan Taylor," contrary to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.
A spokesman for Surrey Police said: "Surrey Police will investigate all complaints of offences in relation section 1 and section 3 to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991."
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.
The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 prohibits the ownership of certain types of dogs - in particular the pit bull terrier type - without specific permission from a court.
Under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, section 4, (1)(a) once a court makes an order to have a dog destroyed it may appoint a person to destroy the dog and require any person having custody of it to deliver it up for that purpose.
Under the dangerous dogs act 1991 four breeds of dog are illegal to own, breed from, abandon or sell.