Dog Control Bill passes to next stage in parliament

Tuesday, 14th June 2011

The Dog Control Bill has passed through to the next stage in parliament, something which those owners who invest in dog food.

This bill would replace the Dangerous Dogs Act and would get rid of the existing law that bans certain breeds.

Commenting on this announcement was two animal charities; Dogs Trust and The Blue Cross.

Clarissa Baldwin, chief executive officer of Dogs Trust, said: "Dogs Trust is delighted that Lord Redesdale's bill is continuing to progress through the House of Lords.

"New legislation is needed that would place more responsibility on the owners of aggressive dogs: the emphasis must be on targeting the actions of irresponsible owners rather than focusing on specific breeds of dogs."

She added that people have the right to feel safe around all dogs and that the previous legislation failed to reduce the number of dog bite cases.

Steve Goody, The Blue Cross director of external affairs, added that this new bill has the potential to improve both animal welfare and public safety.