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Dangerous dogs
Government responds to EFRACom on dangerous dogs legislation

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THE Government has defended its decision not to create a unified Dangerous Dogs Act and to instead add legislation to the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill, 2013. The comments were made in a response to the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRACom), which earlier this year dismissed the Government's proposals to amend dangerous dogs legislation as ‘woefully inadequate’.

In justifying its decision not to provide a unified act, the Government stated that it was under ‘considerable pressure’ to legislate on dangerous dogs as soon …

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