In response to a weekend attack on an 11-year-old girl, Britain’s home minister announced on Monday that she is seeking “urgent advice” on outlawing a particular breed of American bully dog.
Suella Braverman announced that she has sought guidance on banning American bully XL dogs after police reported that they were looking into a Saturday incident in Birmingham, central England, in which a girl was hurt by one of the dogs.
The two men who stepped in to help were also hurt. “This is horrible. Braverman posted on social media that “the American XL Bully is a clear and lethal danger to our communities, especially to children.” “This can’t go on,” someone said.
Authorities will decide what to do with the dog after they take it into custody, according to the police.
The XL Bully, which was first bred from the American pitbull terrier, has been the target of months of campaigning by certain individuals pushing for its outlawation.
The mother of a 10-year-old child who died in Wales in 2021 after being mauled by an American bully named XL Bully questioned why authorities hadn’t taken action sooner. Emma Whitfield.
When my son was killed, where were you? “, she penned on X, formerly Twitter. Where were you when I was requesting change at Parliament? Nowhere. Please take action if you’re going to do something.
The office of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declared that it took the matter “extremely seriously,” but it did not offer any information regarding the suggested legislative modification.
The pitbull terrier, the Japanese tosa, the dogo Argentino, and the fila Brasileiro are the four dog breeds that are now prohibited in the United Kingdom. The Dangerous Dogs Act forbids owners from permitting their dog to be “dangerously out of control,” a violation that, in egregious circumstances, can result in fines and prison terms of up to 14 years.
The Kennel Club of the United Kingdom refuses to recognize the XL bully as a distinct breed on the grounds that no dog breed is inherently dangerous.
According to the group, breed-specific prohibitions do not address the main causes of biting events, namely negligent dog owners who raise their dogs to be violent.
Because they were initially utilized in blood sports like bull baiting, bully breeds got their name.
The dogs are heavier-boned than pit bulls and have a more muscular frame.