Britain bans dangerous dogs – level 3

19-09-2023 15:00

The American XL bully dog breed is set to be banned in the UK by the end of the year, according to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

This decision comes after a series of attacks involving XL bully dogs, which are considered a danger to communities, especially children. The breed is not currently defined in the law, so new legislation is being proposed to make it the first breed to be banned since 1991 when the Dangerous Dogs Act was introduced. Recent incidents, including a fatal attack, have prompted the ban.

Critics argue that the ban is necessary to protect public safety, while others, including some animal welfare organizations, express concerns about the lack of data supporting the decision and potential challenges in enforcing the ban. The ban would allow police to take action against dangerous XL bully dogs while providing exemptions for responsible owners.

Difficult words: prompt (to make something happen), welfare (the health and happiness of a person or animal), exemption (special permission or privilege).

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