Mixed views on BSL response

Vets and animal welfare charities have said they are “disappointed” that the government will not review breed specific legislation (BSL), which makes it illegal to own four types of dog.

Currently it is illegal to transfer banned breeds to a new keeper, which forces animal welfare charities to kill dogs of these breeds, regardless of their temperament.

BVA president Simon Doherty said: “We are disappointed that the Government has not listened to the evidence provided by us and other animal welfare organisations against the effectiveness of a breed-specific ban on dogs."




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