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Dangerous dogs
Time for an inquiry into breed-specific legislation, says charity

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TO mark 25 years since the introduction of the Dangerous Dogs Act, the RSPCA has released a report that it says ‘exposes the ineffectiveness, flaws and negative impact of the breed-specific law’. The charity is calling for an inquiry into the effectiveness of the legislation and for repeal of the breed-specific section of the Act.

The report, ‘Breed-Specific Legislation: A Dog's Dinner’, raises concern about a lack of evidence to support breed-specific legislation and about the nature of the evidence needed to designate a dog as being …

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