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New dangerous dogs laws do not go far enough, say MPs

Tougher laws to tackle the threat of dangerous dogs and irresponsible owners do not go far enough, MPs have said.

Plans to make it a criminal offence in England and Wales to allow a dog to be dangerously out of control in a private property have been welcomed by the Commons environment committee.

But it criticised a lack of action to address threatening behaviour at an early stage and reduce risk of attacks.

Angus Crawford reports.

  • 16 May 2013
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