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Dangerous Dogs: Do New Laws Go Far Enough?

20 October 2014

UK - Changes to the Dangerous Dogs Act come into force today (20 October 2014) as part of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act, but do they go far enough?

Steve Goody, Blue Cross Director of External Affairs, says: “After some twenty years of campaigning, these new powers to make dog owners more accountable for their pets’ behaviour are very welcome, but it remains to be seen whether they will go far enough to tackle out of control dogs and dog attacks.

“We need a consistent approach and sufficient resources for police and local authorities to be able to enforce the range of orders that they will now have at their disposal.

“Blue Cross reaches thousands of children and young people every year teaching about anti-social behaviour with dogs but alongside these initiatives, real and effective preventative measures are the key to preventing further attacks.”

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