The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has launched an inquiry into the legislation on dangerous dogs. As the deadline for evidence submission is today (Wednesday 6 June), we wanted to share our position on the legislation.
“Any dog in the wrong hands can be dangerous, and it is imperative that the right steps are taken to protect both humans and animals from the pain and suffering that can result.
“Mayhew welcomes the consultation into the current legislation on dangerous dogs. We don’t agree with Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) and believe it has markedly failed to achieve what it set out to do. The legislation needs to be replaced immediately, with the aim of implementing a new framework that addresses responsible dog ownership across the board, at the point of prevention rather than dealing with the aftermath.
“We would call for government to focus on encouraging responsible dog ownership through restricting the far too easy process of acquiring dogs, and looking into licensing and vetting of potential owners. Government must also review and strengthen the regulations in place to stop inappropriate handling and treatment of all dogs, providing thorough follow up with owners through the appropriate agencies to prevent bites and attacks reoccurring.”
For more information, please get in touch at [email protected]or 020 8962 8000.
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